There are a few things I need to fix up, which is what I'll be doing for the rest of this week until completion.
I do have to say, I really do love it when it turns out that the emotional beats all hit (more or less), and that characters I had hoped would be difficult came across as difficult. It's nice to know that I got that right, at least.
There are things that are legit criticisms that will be resolved in book two, so I'm not so worried about that when beta readers mention it. And there are things in this manuscript which need to be taken care of now. On today's agenda, getting rid of a whole bunch of 'then's which typically pepper my manuscript an awful lot. Then I need to add some more to the scene where one of the protagonists meets someone he immediately forms a crush on.
If I have time, I need to add a whole lot of detail to that same protagonist's first battle. If not, I'll save that for tomorrow.
I really like this story. I love the characters; even that jerk. I love the world. I love this one almost as much as I love Skylark. That's an awful lot.
I'm actually excited to be making these changes. I like being with this manuscript.
Right, since that's the case, I best get to work. Have a great day, everyone.