Hello again :).
The journey has been long and tedious. It took me a solid month to wade through the entire edited draft, analyzing every correction and deciding what to keep and what to change. I'd always thought that I was pretty good at stuff like spelling and grammar and punctuation - turns out, my personal writing style isn't always "correct"! Go figure ><. So, I've had to find a balance between how the editors say should the manuscript should read, and how I feel it should read. The end result is (hopefully) the best version of the story that I can offer.
The good news is the initial edit of my book has been completed and completely reviewed by me! Phew! Of course, the editing phase isn't over yet. I've just received the second draft back from the editing team. It should have all of my "corrections" from reviewing the first draft, and now all I have to do is review it again and approve the changes. Of course, if there is anything else that still needs fixing, that will mean another round of back-and-forth between the me and the editing team. But we should be MUCH closer to a final draft, and the last few changes (if any) should go quickly. With any luck, by my next post, we will have FINALLY moved on to the next phase in the publishing process!
Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for future updates!