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The feedback has identified sections of the draft that need clarification and other areas that need additional development. As an example, it’s hard for readers to care much about a two-dimensional main character. And that’s one of the reasons beta readers are so important. I’ve ‘known’ the characters for a year and they aren’t 2-D to me but the full depth of the character wasn’t portrayed in the writing.
Now I’m editing the draft (again) in preparation for submitting it to the editor in July. The crooked path that has been the creation of this book is straightening and I’m beginning to see the finish line on the horizon!