I always go through three drafts of a manuscript before submitting.
Boy am I glad I did that for Fool’s Gold. After adding a scene and some dialogue to help cement the GMC, it’s a much stronger work. AND it broke the 25K mark! Yeah! My husband is working his magic as my last reader and then as soon as I get his edits incorporated, I can submit it! And then keep my fingers crossed for an acceptance instead of the dreaded R.