Incredibly useful to have a daughter who is also a writer. She brings a feel for genre, for rhythm, for what works, for what doesn’t work, and conveys it to me with great tact.
Yesterday we hammered out some of the bits that are just not right. It partly arises from the way the book was written – I didn’t know how it was going to end when I started it. Even though I’ve done a lot of editing and tweaking, it’s been nagging away at me that it’s still not how it should be.
Now I have loads of homework and rewriting to do. Dang.