I got awesome notes on the first three chapters of my book! I'd like to thank Aaron M. Ritchey for taking the time to help me out. He has a book coming out at the end of the month, so go familiarize yourself with his work!
I also want to thank Hanna C. Howard for her notes. She has a great eye for quality writing, and all of you should go say hi. If you're new to my blog, I've talked about her a few times while I was beta-reading her book. She's going to be big someday. At least, I think she SHOULD be. Her writing is awesome!
I'm excited to make these rewrites! They're going to be pretty easy to do, I think, and I can really see how they'll improve the story. The great part about this round is that there's not much that I need to do, and I don't have to sift through the ENTIRE manuscript for more revisions.
I know a book is only finished when it's printed and in stores, and I'm prepared to do more work if/when an agent/editor tells me to. But I'm taking the time, now, to make this the best book it can be! That's important. And that's something every pre-published author should strive for. Continue revising, if you can, while you query. Especially if you've gotten nothing but rejection after rejection. It's never fun to think that something might be wrong with your book, but sometimes there IS something wrong with it. That's not bad, it's just something that needs to be worked on.
And that's why I'm working on my rewrites. And why I'm excited!