Well, after considering my old ms that Dial now wants to read, I decided I hated it! I can't even tweak it because I dislike it so much...so my dh said, "why don't you rewrite it so that you like it?" Why, indeed? Sigh. So I spent an hour or so jotting down some detailed notes on the backstory that I think it should have...and now I'm starting all over from the very beginning -- ack! I don't really want to spend weeks working on this book when I don't like it that much -- but I also don't want to spend days revising something that I know won't please the editor or me. I wish I had an agent to weigh in on all this...anyone? anyone?