I got an Editorial Letter from the UK folks concerning "Embers of Heaven" about two weeks ago (it's the follow-up to "Jin shei", the Blessed Book, if anyone has been in hibernation and doesn't know this yet - I know i've talked about it to people but I no longer recall what to whom - if you want to know more and it isn't still pre-pub embargoed news, ask!) Most of the stuff was essentialy cosmetic - fix that, trim this, are you sure about the other thing, expand this scene slightly or cut that one a little bit. All done within a a brace of days. The biggie was the final section, which they wanted overhauled a little bit more radically, and I fretted about this for a while and stared at it and growled at it and whined about it mightily.
But 'tis done. And I think I did a good job on the surgery. I am told by my husband and First Reader that he cannot see where the stitches are. This is a Good THing.
A few minor cleanups to be done next week, and then it's up, up and away - and then it's back to waiting for responses (gawd, I hate that. I am lousy, *lousy*, LOUSY at waiting).
On another topic, it's the FOurth of July. My first 4th as an honest-to-goodness, passport-carrying American citizen. It'll be an interesting occasion. Oh, and it's my birthday tomorrow. The third anniversary of my 39th birthday. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.