While working on a draft of the introduction to my book yesterday, I came across this sentence in a book proposal I initially drafted for this project in 2004:
Thus, I anticipate that I should be able to provide you with a complete manuscript, plus illustrations and any necessary permissions, by the end of 2005.
Heh. Note to self: In the future *always* add the following qualification to any such statements: "If no other work lands on my desk, if everything in my personal life doesn't fall down around my ears, and if this project becomes neither more complicated nor more interesting..."
[Not entirely unrelated: Mark your calendars for "Happy Woman Professor Day" on February 14! Blogos declares it so, and so it shall be.]