For Fantastic America! With Nanowrimo well finished, I’ve set aside my work on Midwestern Magicians to focus on the first round of edits by a professional editor (not me). While I’m excited to get through this process, I suspect I will have more than a few stressful moments. Even within my critique group, I’m still often reminded of my novel writing inexperience. I expect the same to be true with the developmental edit, perhaps even more than the group process, because the whole point is to shape the raw story into an easier to read, more enjoyable book, that still says all the things I intended to say originally. At least, that’s my hope going into this. Best case scenario, I learn a great deal and write even better books going forward. I’m the first to admit I have a lot to learn, and this is a great chance to learn by doing. Wish me luck!