Finally I impleted the proof/edit of WIP #1. Another read through to simply pick up any typos left, and it would be ready to hand off to an editor for input and suggestions.
Except for one thing.
In Edit #4 I added a character and felt it necessary to remove another plotline because I was concerned the two didn't work well together. Some of the feedback from a few of my betas was that they really liked the plotline I removed. But I was unmoved.
Until the last couple of days. And now I'm thinkin' I may want to put it back.
This story will never end ...