And I did something I wouldn't normally do. I immediately queried my publisher.
Part of me thinks/knows I should have waited for my beta readers to get back to me. But the truth is I've been trying to get feedback on this story for six months. People are busy. Life is hard. Not everyone can sit down and read my book for me and give me advice.
The other part of me is ready to move forward with this series. It's been two years for crying out loud! This part won out thanks to several emails with my publisher. Karen let me vent my concerns and then encouraged me to just send it in. She said if nothing else, the acquisitions editor could at least give me a direction on what I need to work on to get it ready for them to accept.
So, no matter what happens in the next month or two, I've finally taken a much needed step forward.
It feels good!
While I wait I'll be drafting book three in the series. I learned my lesson. I will not lose the current momentum.