The First Edit

Well, the editorial comments have arrived in my in-box, and the manuscript of Burn Marks (working title for "the witch project") has been sent back with lots of pencil scribbles in the margin. Not too many scribbles, actually - it seems that the first draft is actually in pretty good shape. PHEW.

I like being edited. I like complaining about it too ... huffing and puffing and banging my head against the keyboard with groans of misery. But for the most part, I'm happy to get hands-on help with my niggles and doubts. A good editor (and I'm lucky enough to have a very good one) knows what a writer's trying to say and do almost better than the writer knows it themselves. Frankly, I'm grateful for whatever help I can get!