It’s a well-worn cliché that editors are nit-picking and finicky, pedantic and scrutinising, but I’ve never related to that demand to be the person who provides rigid boundaries in which to write.
It feels like all I’ve done for the last five years as an editor is update my website. However, I have a really really good reason for it this time. Really really. Hear me out…
There are many misconceptions about creating a book. The internet is rife with misinformation about self-publishing. I have seen newly self-published authors encounter great success.
The greatest fear every writer has – worse than public humiliation, worse than being ignored – is that their editor will change so much about their original work that their voice will be lost completely.
Sometimes, just as life is moving along beautifully, peacefully, The Worst Thing That Can Happen happens. You know what I’m talking about: those events that happen to other people.
According to the internet, introverts think they’ve got it tough. And I don’t want to turn this post into a war on introversion. But I have an observation you might identify with.