So I'm in the middle (in the first-quarter, actually) of revising my new manuscript, tentatively entitled THE CALLER. My editor at HarperCollins sent me the manuscript back about a month ago with some notes on how to tighten up the story and flesh-out the characters.
I like that - "some notes."
The truth is that there are a lot of notes, and at first it scared the hell out of me. A very OMG moment, except there were a lot of OS's and OF's in there as well. But then I read her notes and they were all coming back to the same 3 or 4 main points. Less OMG and more 'Oh, I can do this.' That seems to be my pattern: panic first, then look at it realistically, planning the best way to get the job done. But definitely panic first.
The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to panic first. Imagine how it'd feel to look at a problem realistically and THEN have to panic. Yeah, I like my way better.