So, the story of our brave heroes is finally complete. All we need to do is just await the feedback of some keen-eyed friends and.... right, the feedback is through: we're not finished. Ok so we've addressed the concerns of our friends and their children, cool.
Maybe we should get it checked out for the grammatical precision, with which I am so confident, by a former English teacher. I'll expect top marks, maybe a bit of red pen in the areas where a AWOL comma should be, but nothing signifi... you what? Why is it cover in red pen? Metre? Why does it matter what the poem's measurements are? Oh, right, I knew that. Sure, you mean the 'metre' as in the rhythmic structure of the poem (thanks Wiki). Ok, I'll just go back through and check. Damn it.
It's been a long journey from first scribbles to draft number fifteen and I have a feeling that with feedback from a leading children's book publisher due very soon, there is going to be a draft 16. Just a hunch.