Five minutes ago, I finished the last of the edits on the introduction and the chapters. These include several rounds of revisions, based on my own ideas, and the readings of Grad School Best Friend M., Clio's Disciple (an old friend and new blogger), and ID.
And two minutes ago, I e-mailed the whole lot to two senior people in my field who have generously agreed to read and comment on the whole thing.
There is more to do, certainly. I need to double-check all my references, and I need to write a conclusion. I will need to incorporate the suggestions that I get from these two readers. And, of course, I will ultimately need to convince my first-choice publisher that this is, in fact, a book worth publishing.
But for right now, I feel happy, a little bit nervous... and actually proud of myself. With two weeks to spare in my fellowship year, I have a manuscript that I'm not embarrassed to show people.