Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Editor Says

Photo by Me copyright hcvp'07

I got the next round of notes back last night from my editor.
I ended pacing around the apartment like a wild beast spitting nails.

This is not going smooth. She's changed the why one character talks. That changes their entire personality. If you change their personality, you change their story arch.

I'm not too sure how to deal with this as this is my first time with an editor. I was told by another author that she went through the same thing and feels her work is better for it. Which, I suppose is great for her, and I did love her book, but this is my novel. Characters I have spent the last year pouring my soul into. The idea that someone feels those characters could be "more this" or "less that" is having the same effect on me as being slapped on the head with a 2 by 4. Painful and causing confusion.


  1. Stopping by from SITS

    I think its amazing that you're even writing a novel. This is something I've always wanted to do, but tend to run out of steam halfway through. Sorry you're editor is giving you trouble. Maybe you could meet in the middle?

  2. Geeesh. You have an editor? How fantastic is that? Vera.
    Good luck working out the's sometimes hard to adjust, but when you're going for the gold it's totally worth it!