The new name works. And I do feel the character changing a bit with the name, but not drastically. It might even help flesh her out a bit more.
I finished up Chapter B over lunch today, and outlined what needs to happen next. I have material for possibly three more chapters, and it’s leaning heavily on threat and romance, so I have to decide if this is the direction I truly want to take. The only way to find out is to write it, and see how it feels.
In the meantime, I’m planning on starting the edit this weekend, regardless if the first chapters aren’t complete enough.