That's exactly where I am in this book writing/publishing process. After thinking hard on what I should do, I decided on one thing; to re-write the entire book. I was so happy to receive an email from the same editor stating I need to work on most everything in the book; character development (which I agree that I need work on), plot (I might change it a bit, but I like the moral of the story. Though I do think it needs to flow better.), grammar (always need help with that one.), etc. So, to the re-writing process I go.
I have thought to sending it to other publishers, but I feel that Sophia Institue Press (the publisher I tried) really would be the perfect match for my novel.
Lastly, the editor suggested some GREAT titles of books I should read to help my writing (character development, grammar, plot, etc.). I'd love to share some with you as well:
The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
I am currently reading, The First Five Pages, and very impressed. I have also checked out a few other writing novels, which I will be sharing with you soon on my Future Teen Writers blog (probably tomorrow). So, check back soon!!!
Amanda C. Bell