The desire to quit this version will not be wasted, however. After some consideration, I found how I could use the new ideas for a better book 2 of this trilogy. So in a way this was all pretty helpful.
Now the only thing I have to contend with is a YA market that appears to be in flux as far as the poopularity of genres. I've read several articles saying how reality is making a comeback in teen fiction and fantasy, especially dystopian and zombie, are on the decline. It doesn't make me too worried, however. I wouldn't consider this story to be either of those (though zombie may be thrown in the way of the writer). Mine is more of an urban sci-fi story. It is based in the modern day but with a slight, secretive twist, kind of like the movie, Jumper. But even if this genre is declining, I believe that as long as it is an intriguing story, it will do well.
OK, enough ruminating. Back to work.