Holiday Book Deadline...

Me talking to my editor: OK Stephanie, I have a question for you. If we're aiming for an October 15th Release date for the holiday book, when do I have to have it done by? (Thinking she'd say @September 15th)

Stephanie: OK, well we have to do XYZ, including editing, formatting etc. etc. etc. sooooo, maybe by the latest August 1st!?!

Me: Thud ~which was the sound of me hitting the floor as I fainted...