Tuesday, January 16, 2007
My Second Round
So I had a phone meeting today with my editor at Scholastic. I hate to call it a 'meeting' because we always wind up chatting about random other stuff, but it was also business, so I guess that's what to call it.
She is sending my MS back across the pond with more edits, and I really appreciate this because from what I understand having an editor being so thorough is a really special thing. It's so interesting really. You would think it would be the opposite, like you would feel that there was nothing good about your work because they keep having something to say about it. But the fact that she wants to put this much work into my little book, well that is a huge compliment.
It's not always easy to come face to face with edits, but knowing how much she cares about the project does make the medicine go down a bit easier.
Now I just have to wait for the manuscript to appear on this side of the Atlantic. And then to edit.
That is so long as I can read her notes, written, she mentioned to me, in pencil.