The first edit is in, my professional editor has given the ms a read through and these are her first thoughts :
Oh, Shannon, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this! Truly fine and fun writing. I haven't enjoyed a manuscript so much in a long time.
From there, she goes into the things I will need to change and at the moment, it isn't too much and the areas of improvement are where I thought there might need to be some tweaking done.
Am I happy? YES! I had hoped she ( the editor) would be engrossed enough in the ms that she might get back to me before Christmas, but was unsure as to how realistic that hope was. Now, I am back to doing some revisions, for the most part, moving scenes around, much like I thought I would be doing with the sequel, "Lust".
I had hoped that I would be able to get my ms off to Tor/Forge by the end of January, and now it is looking like that is a distinct possibility. One that is freaking me out. And of course, I mean that in the best possible sense.