After a week away in Sag Harbor, NY and Santa Fe, NM, I'm back home in New York and the days are ticking down:
2 weeks until I begin school
3 weeks until I begin sending queries to agents and entering contests.
I finally have all four of my author (and Kate D) inspected manuscripts back. And it's unanimous...all five of us agree that my ending sucks. So while consulting the OED to find out if the phrases I use are Regency-period appropriate, fixing typos, and cutting about 20 pages, I also have to rewrite a good portion of the ending so my characters don't behave in ways that were pulled out of my ass. Oh, and I changed Peter to a viscount from a duke and changed his brother-in-law's name from Geoffrey to Alfred, so now I'm going through looking for every instance of "duke" and "Geoffrey." And there are a lot of them.
In good news, I chose a new title, not one that was previously listed here. Then Comes Marriage.