Straight to Chapter 9 of Chris Baty's book, called -
I Wrote a Novel. Now What?
He assumes you have had a break since writing (not as long as my break!) and suggests you
'..make a date with your novel. Set aside an entire evening for just the two of you. No phone calls, no visitors and no red pens to catch spelling mistakes. You are going to spend a couple of hours getting reacquainted with your book.'
At this point it sinks in - I have written a book!
And the lilies are opening and strangely scentless...