My editor and I have been emailing back and forth at a furious pace over the past weeks as he tries to teach me about creative writing. Well, he must have flipped the correct switch because it appears I'm on the right track. After a few furtive starts and stops I've discovered the writing style within that he's been trying to coach me on; he's been a very patient man.
That's not to say that it's been all unicorns and rainbows. He's had to hit me over the head a few times with his red pen before I twigged to the fact that he points out the mistakes I make and I correct them. To be fair, I'd been sending him files full of things that would make him tear his hair out. He would never have gotten any of his own work done if he actually made the corrections for me, nor would I have learned how not to make them in the first place.
So where are we? I'm rewriting Chapter 6 right now, progressing through each chapter in order, filling in holes. I want to circle back and polish up two of the earlier chapters, too. I'll get through Chapter 11 where I want them to be before I repost them, with Chapter 12 following along as a new chapter soon after. The story follows the original timeline I'd originally written years ago up to roughly Chapter 22 before I have to dive into any new material; Chapters 12-22 will need some polishing before I put them in the queue, but I already have the bare bones.
Fear not, gentle readers, we're almost there.