Yesterday saw good progress on the revisions of The Bartered Bride. I'm about 90% finished with the first comb-through.
A few things have come to mind during this process.
Observation 1: I really like these characters and this storyline.
Observation 2: It is fun, interesting, stretching, to see how I can iron out little foibles and plot threads that are a little bumpy and still keep the story intact.
Observation 3: Sometimes people on their cell phones do not realize how loudly they are talking, esp. the man who sat behind me at Caribou Coffee today and held a mini-business meeting on his phone. I learned way too much of his business while trying to mind my own.
Observation 4: There comes a time when you have to trust your research. I find myself double and triple checking times, logistics, terms, etc. So far, so good.
Observation 5: Sometimes your terminology is right, your research is right, etc. but if it confused a reader, that makes it wrong.
Just some things I'm learning along the way. How about you? Learned or observed anything new lately?