I am feeling positive with this second round and I haven't even started on it yet. But, I know where I am going and what needs to be done since my precious editor/publisher/friend took a look at the first draft.
What a blessing it is to know what to focus on in y our writing so you can clean up the weak areas and let your story shine.
If you thought that you could publish a book with just the first sweep, that barely ever happens. How many drafts does a writer go through before a book manuscript is publishable? Now that is a good question. I guess the answer depends on the author and how much effort they want to put into it., especially not giving up with the first draft, or the first round. Heaven knows I am not a quitter. I welcome feedback with open arms because it points to satisfaction.
It also depends on the publisher, rather they want to accept crap or not. My publisher isn't like that. They want the best, they expect the best, which means they want the best of me and my writing; regardless of how long it takes, or how many drafts I go through before they say it is perfect, or it's a wrap.
It is always good to have a good working relationship with your publisher and I thank God that I have that kind of bond with mine. She is a lifesaver, my book angel who helps me spread my wings and fly; after all, they have already published two books of mine, so they believe in me and know what to expect of me. I am not about to let them down.
So with all that said, I got work to do. Round 2, this book is in its editing mode.