Crafting my first novel is a learning experience. I’ve learned a lot about the publishing industry and have more to learn. I’ve also learned a lot about writing fiction. I give thanks for beta readers. Elaine, Rachel, Denise, Debbie, Brittney and Amy provided helpful feedback. My current editing pass (the fourth) will improve the characters, plot and writing. I should be halfway through the effort this week, if I keep the current pace.