9/10/08 — As I related below in my 9/3 entry, the main character of STORM MOUNTAIN has shifted. Instead of Benjamin, it’s now Cat. And it’s working! Every single one of the nagging uncertainties I had about character development have vanished. Woo-hoo!
Now I’m barreling down on the last chapter of this rewrite. One more go through to smooth things out and plug in recently researched details, followed by a read-aloud to check for fluency, and I’m done! Target date for mailing the manuscript to New York — September 29!