I heard back from D.A. today. Once again, I'm a little overwhelmed. (g) He says it's improved, but he wants me to push myself more... so, back to the drawing board I go. (Hi ho, Hi ho)
At this point, I feel like everything is laid out on the table -- it's now up to me to decide whether I want to go there -- whether or not it's the right direction for my book and characters. I have a lot of thinking to do. :)
Please send all chocolate and ice cream my way. Thanks!