I finished my reread of Stag at Bay last night and did some light editing. The first half needs work. The second half--well, remember last summer I trashed the entire second half of that book and rewrote it? Well, I had forgotten that.
But when I read the whole thing, it's obvious. The first half is light, rather slow, a little underwritten. The second half is much better written, with better pacing, and it's dark. It's dark. I wrote something dark! And I didn't even realize it.
So eventually I need to work on the first half, and there are some changes to the second half that I think I need to make too. But it sure makes me feel better to see solid evidence that my writing has improved in the last two years.