The Transformation of a Manuscript (and Me)

We are in the final editing round for my next Children’s book and it blows me away to watch how a rough draft will go through so much transformation. Before submitting my manuscript, I thought it was “done.” Then, as I reread it (after not looking at it for a while), I had some new ideas and it got a substantial edit before I even sent it in for the first professional editing rounds! About 30 new lines were added and some were cut loo