Monday, October 11, 2010
Meet an Author Monday! And Eating Crow...
So, I'm eating crow today. And boy is it a bitter pill to swallow. (Can I mix those metaphors??) A week ago, my editor on Forever Freed emailed to say, on her latest pass through the manuscript to prepare the galleys, she thought the book needed some tightening here and there. And there. And there. And there.
You get the picture.
To be honest, I alternated between crushed, outraged, indignant, frustrated, and overwhelmed for a good forty-eight hours before I got over myself. While I wish she had identified these issues earlier, I've spent the day editing and am about half way through the manuscript. And, she was right.
A-a-a-ahem. That is to say, she was right.
So, thanks to my editor for not taking the easy road and just pushing on to production despite a gut feeling about some weaknesses in the manuscript. It's going to be all the better for it. It's nice to know someone's got your back and knows what you need even when you don't.
Thanks for reading,