I pressed the button and sent my latest to my editor. I had an email back to say that it had been received. Hooray!
Eventually my editor will get back to me with her thoughts on what does not work and where things could be strengthened.
India Grey left a comment on my blog and the penny dropped what a great metaphor black ice is for when I get the thoughts back from my editor.
Black ice is a good metaphor for the problems that she may discover. I am far too close. I can't see the ice. My editor can see it. Luckily, once it is pointed out, I am allowed to decide on what I am going to do -- around it, build a bridge over, try a different route, or spread some grit and get a lot more traction. But whatever I do, I have to make it my own.
My dh obviously thinks that I plan to spend time cleaning the house...ummm there are reasons why I write. I have also have a pile of Rita books to judge and my TBR is still there.
But I am glad to be onto the next stage with this book.