After finishing my edit last week, I spent a few more days fidgeting around with the manuscript, re-reading, re-editing, and re-writing various things. I’d written quite a few new scenes during the last few weeks that I felt I should go back and revisit after some time away to make sure they fit together the way I wanted them to and to ensure they didn’t mess up the general rhythm of the manuscript. I was especially concerned with the last chapter, which had remained almost unchanged throughout the entire evolution of the story. I made some significant changes to certain character’s motivations in the climax of the book and I was happy to discover after going back to re-read the changes that I was still happy with them. That isn’t to say I didn’t have to tweak a few sentences here and there, but I felt the changes were good ones overall. I’m satisfied that I’ve done all I can do and it’s time to take my mind off of it and turn it over to someone with fresh eyes. So its off to my editor, Kate Etue. Kate’s a wonderful woman with a lot of experience in the publishing world and I’m happy to be working with her. She’ll work over the manuscript with a big red marker for the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to hearing her thoughts and applying her edits when she’s done.