The best way to describe the version I am deciding to go with is that it is the greatest compromise between all of my ideas. Days Go By is going to be the name I am going with. I am going to do a thorough proofread, but I am only cleaning it up a bit and making sure there are no typos and that I am saying what I am intending to say.
I am very proud of how my work on this novel has progressed it to it's current state, and I know it is more important for me to finish it than to make sure it is absolutely perfect. It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be perfect enough, and I can honestly say that I think I have come to that point.
I feel like, if I am truly going to get it ready for the competition, since I am not going with the YA version that is too short for the competition, and this version is set in the present but is a reflection on past events and takes place for the most part in the past tense, and is about 60,000 words exactly.
I am going to print it, proofread it, make corrections, and set it up for the competition, and send it at my earliest opportunity (Hopefully on Midnight of January 14).