She also suggested I get the 'show on the road' earlier. Damn it. She suggested cutting chapter 3 and four and starting with chapter 5, on their way to town. I can't say I completely disagree, though chapter 4 still remains one of the better-constructed chapters. She suggests using a prologue to add backstory of the world and the godswar. I don't know. I've resisted putting in a prologue so far. I plan to write on, just in case some editor or agent wants to see it. But I still feel a novel needs to open strong and be focused on the plot, like chapter 1 is.
She also suggested making the Sorcerer a stronger villian earlier on and delaying the 'reveal'. I don't disagree with that. She also suggests moving Calleen's scene to earlier in the trip. I'll have to see if I can do that. It should be possible, though I don't know if I want that happening right on the heels of Isaac's defection. Still, it's a good thought.
I should be able to incorporate most of her feedback into the fourth draft.
Tonight, I finish the second draft and chip away a bit more on the third.