A huge thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting IWSG. If you’d like to be supported as a writer then this group is for you. Click on Alex’s name to join.
I’d like to praise all great editors everywhere who help us writers to look so good. Sure, I came up with the idea for the story, sat my behind down and wrote my heart out, reviewed and edited my work until I felt nauseous, gave it to my beta readers, edited some more and then took the risk to query a publisher. Being told they’d publish my work had me jumping up and down.
Then the real work began. My editor worked a miracle on my piece and made it fabulous. Way better than it had been going into round one. Which made me wonder how good of a writer I was to begin with. Huge sigh. How come I didn’t see all of these blaring mistakes such as overused words, adverbs aplenty, and echoes galore? How come I didn’t know that I needed to add more emotion to my character? Or worse yet, how to do it without her guidance.
Praising all editors. Hip, hip, hip hurray!