Now we've come to the final phase – revisiting how the poems should be arranged and divided into sections. He gave me some wonderful ideas – listing the poems according to several themes. Now it's up to me to start playing with the pages to see which poems complement and contrast each other well.
Originally, I'd divided the manuscript based on one of my favourite poetry books from childhood (entitled, The Children's Hour). But I hadn't realized how much time and thought would be needed to arrange the poems. I ended up just giving it my best shot under the time constraints and handed it in. So I'm glad now to have a second crack at it under the guidance of my editor.