Moving on to Something Old

For the first time ever, I'm faced with a complete rewrite after my editor reviewed one of my books.

I was asking for it, in a sense -- I pushed this book into her hands with one less editing pass than I would normally perform, hoping that I'd developed my craft well enough that it was really ready.

Alas, no.  Her main comment -- the kiss of death -- the protagonist isn't likable.

Yeah, this is going to take fixing throughout the story -- particularly since this book is written in first person.  It is a tricky thing, making small, subtle changes to dialog (both internal and external) that make the character sympathetic.  A good learning experience for me, but still tough, none-the-less.

On the other hand, I am enthusiastic about plowing through the project, so here I go.....