In case you didn’t know, or were wondering–since I don’t think I’ve shared this bit of news here– I am expanding my previously published short/flash fic story, “Found Rhythm”, to novella length. So, to ensure I do my story justice and not take away from its original message, but amp up the emotion and connection, I hired an editor to assist me with development, direction, and to provide line and copy edits.
Today I received my first ever set of professional editor notes. And, let me just say, WOW! Of course, I was excited, and anxious, to get the email.
Then I opened it.
Then I read it.
Then I opened the revision letter.
And it is NINE pages long. Nine! O_O *Que the music and the beverages*
So after I got over the fact that I had NINE pages of developmental critique, help, and suggestions, I read it. And guess what? It’s all good. Exactly what I was looking for and what I think I need to move this story in the direction I what it to go.
Now the hard work starts. It’s time for me to take my baby and help it mature into the story I know it can be. A story with the heart, soul, and depth only an additional 20k words, my sweat & hard work, and the my editor’s expert patience will provide. Well, a few beverages of the caffeinated and adult varieties may also be needed.
So, enough of my semi-griping. I’m really excited about this project and seeing how my little seed of a story will grow. It’s going to be hard work, I know, but I’m looking forward to it.
Cheers!! Here’s to me achieving another milestone (my first set of professional editorial notes–WOOHOO), a successful editing process, putting a diamond shine on my story, and me & my editor keeping our sanity over the next few months. 😀
Image Source–not sure of it’s origination, but I found it on the net here.