The Justice was edited by Karen Ball, who made a marvelous suggestion. She said that perhaps Daryn wasn’t motivated strongly enough, that I needed to make this woman–who does some really nasty things–be more sympathetic.

Good advice. So I delved into Daryn’s backstory, and gave her a driving need for her father’s approval, a common and universal need. I had to deepen some scenes and strengthen Daryn’s interactions with her father, and that helped immensely.

And that’s what I remember most about the editing process–it was pretty standard.

Tomorrow: results and reader reaction. Boy, did I get some reactions!


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