With chapter 7 of "Model Student" posting tomorrow, I wanted to take the opportunity to welcome and thank my editors. CJ has worked with me on chapters 5 and 6 and following. My work took a jump in technical quality since he began proofreading and making suggestions. With chapter 7, I'd also like to welcome BlackIrish onto the team. If you've been around SOL for long, you are sure to recognize his name from all the reviews he's done and the projects he's edited. BlackIrish was on Jay Cantrell's team editing "Daze in the Valley" and that in itself was enough to recommend him to me. After Chapter 5 of "Model Student" posted, BlackIrish broke his moratorium on reviewing unfinished works and gave me a very kind and enthusiastic review. He's definitely someone I want working with me. His comments on Chapter 7 have already improved the story.
I've finally reached the point where I'm working out in front far enough that we can take the time to edit and retrace. I'm nearly finished with the first draft of Chapter 12, believe it or not. As a result, I was able to go back into the current chapter and make subtle changes that bring it more in line with how the story plays out. Chapter 12, by the way, covers up through about Chapter 8 in my initial plot outline that I sent CJ just a couple of weeks ago. So, yes, the story is still growing. I've already started making jotting down notes for the sequel.
I have another reader (name still withheld) who is going over "The Art & Science of Love" from beginning to end and commenting on storyline and structure so I'll be able to do a complete refresh of that here on SOL at the same time that I release it on Amazon and elsewhere. My publisher is still trying to determine if the market is there for a print version. What do you think?
So, as soon as I finish the html code for Chapter 7 tomorrow, it will go up. It covers a lot of ground and there isn't a pervasive amount of sex in it, but I think you'll like the depth that you get to go inside the characters--especially Lissa.
Thanks for your continued comments and for reading "Model Student!"