Hooked, set to release some time next year from Harlequin TEEN.
*Cues the squee music*
The feedback was marvelous (yes, Virginia, editors really do rock the house!). I hadn't looked at the draft--hadn't even had time to think about it--in the last four months. But it reinforced for me how powerful the gift of time can be for a writer, how incredibly important it is to put a piece of work aside after you've finished it and not think about it for a while. Now, four months later, I can jump back into the draft with a clear mind and renewed energy.
I had such a good time diving back into my characters. Reading each chapter, I had moments of "Wow, that transition was marvelous!" to "What the heck was I thinking when I added that piece of dialogue??" and probably every emotion and reaction in between. Now some hard-core editing can truly begin.
Bottom line: Wait = Goodness