And so I did finish the API manual. It was horrifying.
I'd created chartering estimates based on a reasonable amount of work. However, the team wanted our two-person team to create two technical manuals in a month. The .Net Controls Guide was 150 pages and the API Manual was 495 pages--yes, in just 20 working days.
By the time I finished, my hands were screaming in pain. It felt like knives were being jammed into my wrists everytime I clicked a key.
The result is that I looked for and found a new job. I'm psyched and scared.