With 19 days left until the pre-orders of Slave go on sale, we are in full swing with the second phase of edits. I'm currently working on the first 15 chapters and should have the remaining 11 chapters soon to go through.
Editing is a very detailed process. It is very different from writing, at least for me. When I write, I try to get caught up in the emotion of the story. You can't do that when you are editing; everything is about the details.
For that same reason, however, Slave is proving more of a challenge to edit than my first novel, Hidden Threat. Slave is a very emotional story and it is hard to detach myself in order to just concentrate on what needs to be adjusted to make it the best story it can be.
This is why editors are so important. If you are an author and have a good editor helping you with your stories, take a moment to make sure they know they are appreciated. They really are there to make us look good. Our stories wouldn't be the same without them.