It's back from the 2nd reader. Yay! And there were very few tweaks suggested. Yay again.
I am blending in a bit of business that I forgot to add. It's a species that expresses an obsession common in my family - feeding people.
When you visit any of us you get beverages and snacks before dinner and then desserts and then snacks again after that. I had these little guys in all of the previous versions of the story, but somehow they got left out in this one. When my 1st reader asked about them I realized I needed to include them.
They will play a larger role in subsequent books, but I think the reader needs to be introduced to them right away. They are pervasive in this world.
Once that's ironed out it will go off to the 3rd reader. I am right on my estimated timeline for this book and that feel very good.
The next A Changed World book still doesn't have a working title. I am spending some time with a thesaurus sorting through words. I know what I want it to infer, just not sure how to get there.
The rough outline is coming along. I am about 3/4 done with that. While brainstorming, I came up with a lot more than I want in this book, so I might already have some stuff for the next one.
I learn so much with each book that the process is starting to have a nice rhythm to it.