Almost finished... again.
One more chapter to silently read through. I'll be done with that this afternoon. Three more chapters to read to the kids. That should be it, then.
Now, I do realise it will need more work. I can guarantee there must be some telling still and a couple punctuation problems too.
Then there is the evil demon in my head. A previous beta reader who told me it wont sell because it should either be all little children bat stuff or all teen romance. That voice keeps echoing in my head: "You can't have it both ways. I thought I was the exception, too but I was wrong."
I don't know. I made a very big change and lots of little ones. I show Ann and Roland as they are at the end, then the book shows them growing into that. Becoming that.
I'm full of self doubt. Beta voices echo but no agents have actually SEEN the new version. I'm afraid to show them.