That was followed up quickly with a feeling of dread...What if she didn't like parts of it? What if there is too much to change?
I finally opened the email though and found that, yes, there is stuff to change or re-word, but it is manageable and worth it.
My editor, Nikki, is showing me how to tighten up my writing. I thought I had a handle on it, but she really got me to understand by showing me how, and what, to trim. She is also very positive, which makes me feel great. My favorite parts are the comments in the margins that compliment my imagery or humor. My not-favorite parts are cutting out large chunks of words that seemed to have taken me forever to write. BUT, then I realize how much better it flows and move on to the next suggestion.
Needless to say, I will be hunkered down at my laptop during the three-day weekend, not only to write and edit, but to troll Pinterest for my new boards. I created an author page with a ton of imagery for "The Silver Cord".
Feel free to follow me on Pinterest and check out my boards, it's a sneak peek of what the book has to offer.
Have a great weekend!!
A quote on change from the great Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."