I'm about a third of the way through my final read of Badge, and I'm already set on making a couple of biggish changes. I had no idea what my reaction to the book would be this time. I half expected to blow through the thing with just small edits, but that's what a little distance gives you. If I know how to make Badge better, I have to do it, right? We're still looking at Aug. 29 as the drop dead final edit date, after which it goes to the proofreader. I'd better get at it.