Somehow, I have to resist the temptation to shoot off revisions to my editor without getting feedback from my professional writer friends. L, the executive editor at Lee & Low, invited me to send revisions anytime through email. I just rewrote the ending of 'Bill', and I'm so happy with the direction it's taken, my first inclination is to send it off without even having addressed the many other issues — much less copyediting.
Argh!– I've gotta exercise a bit of control here, for I blow this.
Besides that, I'd like to rewrite the whole thing, experimenting a bit with plays on words, and metaphors, though I will have to be careful. The simplicity of verbiage is one of the things they really liked about the manuscript.