For the past few months, I’ve been having my original version of The Empire’s Corps conceptually and copy-edited by a professional editor. This has been a long slow process for various reasons, but it’s finally started to roll properly and it is becoming increasingly apparent that I will need to rewrite the entire book, rather than intensely editing the version I have.
There are two reasons for this. First, there are simply too many edits and changes that need to be made. Placing them all into the document I already have would be extremely difficult and would probably result in major problems down the line. Second … I like to think I’ve improved a little since then. The Empire’s Corps was written in 2010; No Worse Enemy, Book Two in the series, was written in 2012, after Book One took off on Kindle.
So … once the copy-edit is completed, which will allow me to see the problems with the original manuscript, I will start rewriting the book.
What I’d like from my readers, if you have time, is to let me know what areas you think need to be improved or expanded upon in the rewrite. Anything that needs modified in light of later books, anything that should be toned down … all advice and suggestions welcome.