Oh woe is me and humbug!
A little bit dramatic I know, but I so wanted to get the album out before the end of the year but this is just not possible, especially as this isn't my day job.
On the flip side though it might actually end up being a good thing. No one in their right mind would release a single or album just before the Christmas period - unless it's a Christmas single or winter themed project.
So let's look at the positives; I can enjoy the Christmas holidays with family and friends, then in the new year the tracks will have been mastered and I can kick off January with that - not a bad thought.