I wanted to address this before I forgot. You are absolutely right that I didn’t focus much on rewrites with NPT. At first because of the contest, and afterwards, while I did do a lengthy pass before submission, it was hard to spend too much time with it because the frenzied pace of its creation had ultimately led me to outright hate the story. It was to the point that I didn’t really want to look at it for several months.
Fortunately, that has not been the case here. Hopefully I have grown at least a little, and your input has been a part of that (especially in the NPT days, when I had a lot fewer beta readers to give feedback or bug reports). I still struggle with taking the time for revisions, just because my default is to always go forward, forward, forward. I don’t hate Parenting and hopefully never will, but I am antsy to finish and go on to the next shiny new story. That said, I fully intend to give it the time and effort it needs to really shine, and hopefully provide some redemption after the very rocky debut that was Nuclear Powered Toaster. With any luck I can finish all words by March, and devote April to playtesting, balancing, editing, and just generally honing the final product. Then submit at the end of April for a decent chance at a 2019 release.
Whenever you or anyone else thinks I am not giving something the attention it is due, please tell me. It’s important that this story get the attention it is due.