I'm getting there finally. My plan was to have the final read through and edit done before Christmas, so I can send it to my mum for a last proof read - my mum is a bit of a grammar queen and where my 1980's education fails me, she helps me out :)
I am reckoning this is my fourth edit of Witchblood; the first read-through was directly after I had written the first draft and I had no idea what I was getting myself in for! The second was after I had my report back from Cornerstones; and this time I had some idea what I was looking out for, what to delete and what to change. The last time I read through was about a year ago, when I'd got an agent and she was about to send it out to publishers in New York and wanted a couple of changes. So that makes this the fourth time...how is it I keep finding things to alter and improve?! I think the year gap has helped, as I've been reading it with fresh eyes and found it exciting to once again be drawn into my make-believe world.
Today I've been editing my climactic chapters and found myself racing over the words as the pace ramps up. I just hope you guys like it as much as I do! Its rather terrifying, thinking about readers actually downloading it and then (this is the really terrifying bit) leaving reviews on it! Eeek!
Only two more chapters to edit now.