That is just one benefit an editor brings to a manuscript. A fresh set of eyes looks at things you may have glossed over a hundred times in reading and rereading the same words. That objectivity asks questions you may not have thought of, or worse, thought of but didn’t answer. I have almost a month of rewriting ahead of me, maybe more after the first pass through, but that isn’t discouraging at all. I feel better than ever about this book’s potential. The parts I was really proud of (without telling my editor anything about them) were parts she really liked too. 🙂 Now the focus for me is on bringing up the parts in between to match what makes them worthy and stitching the whole story together from the various parts I’ve cobbled together without direction. Writing makes me happy, I love to see the story come together, the ideas grow on the page, the characters take on a life of their own, and I get to pull a few strings here and there. Rewriting after that makes the joy that much sweeter, because I know there is a point for all the parts to row together towards. Happy Holidays!