I received my manuscript back from Dave Scott, my friend who has been editing it. I drove to Vinita last Tuesday to pick it up.
I was very happy to find that a major re-write wasn't required! In fact, most of the corrections concerned deleting superfluous words, correcting punctuation, and some minor "clean-up" of ideas for the sake of the story flowing.
The only criticism (constructive) came when he suggested that I add four or five chapters, utilizing an omniscient narrator to further develop some supporting characters that the first person point of view wouldn't be able to accomplish. We discussed this because Dave said, "as a reader, I really wanted to know more about these characters."
So, with that, I have completed the clean up and the first of four or five additional chapters.
I'm hoping to be in a position to seek literary representation by the end of this month.
In the meantime, please support me and this work by becoming a fan of the main character, Owen Rigsby, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OwenRigsby. You can also follow Owen on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OwenRigsby.
Thanks for your encouragement; it really means a lot!