I could weave you a doleful story about how dreadful and dreadfully hard work revisions are — and all without a guarantee the manuscript will contracted at the end. I could — but that would be lying.
I love revisions, and Deb Nemeth is responsible. Her crit of Persian Flames caused little light bulbs to ping all over my brain and the story will be so much stronger as a result. Plus, brace yourselves, with one thing leading to another, I now have an idea for a fifth Out of the Bottle novella. Such a good idea, if I can swing the myth-building.
But for now, it’s revision time. Richer character development. Agonising tension. What more can a writer ask for? (the chocolate is in the fridge!)