I finished the edits that didn’t want to be finished! To repeat, yay me! I rock 😀
I didn’t think it was ever going to happen, because it was such a massive rewrite. The basic structure of the Destiny story is still there, but switching it from the first of a continuing series to the first of a stand-alone series (each book featuring a different hero and heroine) was way tougher than I thought it would be. And it just goes to prove–you should always follow your instincts. When I was first writing this book, I got about half way through when the muse waved a frantic hand and suggested this wasn’t going to work as a continuing series. It needed to be a stand-alone. But it had been sold as a two-book series, and that’s what I felt I had to write. Even Miriam said I had to finish it as is, and see what happens. So, that’s what I did, and back it came with a ton of edit comments, including the confirmation that yep, it stunk as is, and really needed to be a fantasy romance stand-alone.
The rewrite is great though–sooooo much happier with it now. Love the ending, and love all the extra world-building information I’ve put in there. And I also happened to get a couple of great story ideas for follow-on books, which is always a bonus 🙂
So now, all I have to do is a final read-through, then this baby is out the door. Then I just have to hope my editor likes the changes as much as I do. And now, finally, I can get back to writing Riley 6