Previously, I had had my main character Laurel being deposited at her new dorm room by her parents and beau Cal to begin her freshman semester . A sentence of 'pleasantries were exchanged with her new [nameless] roommate morphed into a new character presenting herself in a rather flashy yet lovable way. She makes the book even more multicultural by being a Chinese National who has been educated up till this point in Paris, France. She is wonderful. and takes to Laurel's naivety and agrees to teach her new roomie from the rez how to walk in 5" Christian Louboutin heels and brings some chic elegance to the Native American who is more comfortable in cutoff jeans and T-shirts and has never felt a cashmere sweater.
New chapters were created and others were added to. Existing characters were fleshed out. The request to add 12K words wound up adding 19K. I am delighted with the finished product and hope the agent does too.