I'm not sure how many of you want to follow the revision. You know what happens now, and I don't think the story will essentially change. I'm just fixing the messes, tightening here and there, titling chapters and poems, filling in Michael's dive log headings, and weaving Leesie's ring into the narrative from the beginning. I will edit back through it again, at least two more times before it's ready to print. But I promised I'd post the revision, so here it is. I will try to add revision lessons to these posts--based on the changes I've made.
I've missed hearing your feedback every day. It would be cool to find a publisher that let me write all my books here. You are the best critiquers and even better cheerleaders. I don't think that's in the cards, but I do plan to keep the blog going as place to share news, announcements, chapters from new books, and celebrate releases. I hope there are many, many more releases ahead. My agent is working hard to find a home for MY ONLY LOVE. I hope you'll all want to read that, too. The opening chapters are on my website.
Here's the revision . . .