I am going through edits for my fourth book, “Repercussions Abound.” This is actually my second time going through the edits. You see there is a process to editing a book. If you have followed my blogs over the years you might remember this. I send in the manuscript. The editor then tears it apart and finds twelve different sections they want written differently. The problem is, I wrote the story the way I did for a reason and so I end up fighting back and forth to save my “Babies” that I have created against the slash and burn of the editor who wants it written their own way. After going back and forth, you give a little and they give a little. In the end neither of you is totally happy but you have your book finally done. When I received the new edits I expected the usual battle. Then I went to work. There were some minor spelling and grammatical errors but the big line of red through a section of the writing never appeared. I reached the end in record time and was in a state of shock. Then I started to wonder. Had I just written a novel without disputable points or did the editor skim through the document? Was it bad that there weren’t any areas of contention? I consulted my wife with my concerns. She said, “So let me get this straight, you’re upset because they DIDN’T find anything wrong with your book?” Am I just paranoid because I have been brutalized in the past? Maybe so. I am doing a second edit just to make sure everything is up to snuff but then I will send it back. I am proud of this book. It is definitely some of my best writing. Let’s hope this second edit goes well.
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