March 18, 2011
So i got my notes back from my editor on my second Charlie Joe Jackson book, and guess what? I have to revise it. I know, can you believe it? I was totally expecting her to say, “please don’t change a single word. If you so much as change a single word, i will weep.” but she didn’t say that.
what she basically said was, “please change a lot of words. a ton of words. please change entire sentences and paragraphs. and while you’re at it, you might want to consider changing whole chapters. but the acknowledgements are great.”
so, off i go, to revision land. have you ever been there? it’s like going to a country where you don’t speak the language. you have know idea what’s going to happen, you just have to trust that you’re going to get through it.
s’all good though. my editor is a genius, and when she says “change a ton of words,” you can best believe i’m gonna change a ton of words.