I am really lucky, and I need to go back to work.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Revisionland, here we come!
The truth about Revisionland today? I cannot wait. Every writer should have an editor as brilliant as the one I have and be this happy. Every question she asks opens up the novel sets new things in motion. I always mention (I know I have before in this blog) this Alice Hoffman quote. She had three editors vying for her work. Two said, "Oh, this is great, we will publish as is, and one, the great Faith Sale, said, "Well, I like it but it needs work." She went with Faith Sale. You want to get better. You want to go deeper. You want to learn everything you can so that not only is the book you are working on the best it can be, but the next one is even better. I feel like my editor is in the trenches with me, and she has brought canteens of spring water and food from Whole Foods.