As I mentioned a few weeks ago I've been taking a look at the emotional plot of one of my manuscripts. I'm super glad I have done this as I've learned a lot. It took a bit of time to go through the entire manuscript, not to mention taking a long break in the midst for end of the school year chaos. But, I'm finally finished and just about ready to start working on a massive revision. Even though I've already done one massive revision on it. I'm not sure this will be the final massive revision either.
I'm not showing my protag's emotions in some places well enough. I can see that she barely touches on her feelings in some places. This needs work in my next round of edits.
There are holes. And by holes I mean places where bigger, more drastic turns of events could take place, raising the stakes. Sticky notes you are my friend! I have a stack of these noting places where things could be altered to raise stakes or make something more fluid.
I'm pretty positive this is going to strengthen my manuscript infinitely, but it won't be the last round of edits before I think about sending it out on submission to agents.