My edits for my debut novel arrived Tuesday, and I’m excited!
Here are four reasons why. . .
1) My wait is over. I’m no longer wondering what it will be like to receive edits.
2) My editor is awesome! She knows her stuff and offered great feedback. She caught some typos, missing words, repeated words, grammatical issues, and other small stuff. In addition, she noted a few places where aspects of the story seemed unclear and offered suggestions on how I could remedy them. Her input will help ensure that the story is the best it can be.
3) My editor exhibited such respect for me as the author of the story. It’s evident she worked to preserve my voice, and I appreciate that greatly.
4) My story is one step closer to being a book. I’ll get the edits back to my editor in the next day or two, and the manuscript will be typeset.
I’m in the midst of incorporating the edits and making the necessary changes. I look forward to sharing more of the process in future posts. If you have specific questions about edits, you can let me know in a comment, and I’ll do my best to address them on the blog.