Back to Editing
After months of waiting, I finally received back my manuscript for book 3, “Mandrean Revenge”. All I can say is I am humbled. The editor was harsh and I either forgot how to write or am at the mercy of an overzealous editor. I am far from perfect. An editor is something I need for perspective. But I can’t help but remember this book has been published once and the corrections were only a tenth of what my editor wants changed/removed. The removal of certain parts could fundamentally change the story. In the end, however, I have no choice but to put on my big boy pants and make the corrections listed. The wound is still tender so I will wait for tomorrow to begin my corrections/deletions. I hold no grudge against the editor. That person is just doing what they think is right. I have had a worse editor. That person actually asked if I knew what I was talking about. At least this is just mainly red lines on the screen. As I said at the start, I am humbled. When this is over I will have my book. Surely, I can suck up my pride and follow instructions. One thing is certain. The book’s about to get shorter. To once again quote Steven Tyler, “These are our babies, here.” Well according to my wife, there is significant pain involved with bringing one into the world. To a lesser degree the same can be said about books. When it’s delivered, however, it all seems worth it.
8/14/2018 04:00:59 am
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