Have a status report!
No sooner did I resume work on A Sidekick's Tale than the editing notes came in. Not for At Least I Didn't Blow Up OUR Moon, no. Editing notes for Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm A Supervillain.
See, the book is so successful, my publisher wants it to friggin' sparkle. I just finished the first round (after this, it's just those points I wanted feedback from before deciding). A reader is unlikely to notice any difference. It's all line edits, and almost all tiny stuff like removing a dialog tag or the word 'again'. An occasional sentence that was really awkward had to be rephrased from the beginning. Itty bitty continuity errors like keeping names and pronouns consistent have been fixed.
There will be two significant changes, where by 'significant' I mean 'I'll probably add a couple of paragraphs'. A lot of people don't get why Penny's mom, an incredibly intelligent woman, doesn't spot Penny. Some details are provided in book two, but I thought I'd addressed it in book one. I did, but it looks like two critical passages, especially the one about Claire's shapeshifting powers, need to be overt. Most people just don't catch them, and those two points are crucial for understanding the issue.
I also want to fix Claire's hair color. I can't believe I screwed that up. Ah, well. We're none of us perfect.
After this book is finished, I suspect we'll leap straight into book two's edits.