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!