14 May Freedom in Edits
It used to be terrifying, to get the draft of my book (my brain-child, really) back from my editor, Catherine.
Would her changes stay true to the story?
What if I don’t like what she suggests?
If she makes changes, is the book mine anymore?
(Hint: there are easy answers here.)
Yes, her changes always stay true to the story. Sometimes I feel like she knows my characters better than I do.
If I don’t like what she suggests, I don’t make that change. (But, usually I accept all of her edits because she’s brilliant.)
The book is still mine, of course, but the more people that see it and have a hand in its production, the better it becomes. Writing isn’t as solitary a pursuit as it might seem.
Now that Catherine has worked on all of my books with me, since the beginning, I trust her implicitly.
And FREEDOM needed her help.
Trust me, this book is a labor of love (emphasis on the labor).
Click here to watch me talk through the line editing process.
It was so much fun to quickly overview what it’s like to go through these line edits – a book is never perfect, but I’ve got an amazing team that helps me clean it up as much as possible so my readers can delve into the magic and not get distracted by silly errors.
If you want more behind the scenes of FREEDOM, check out this post from last week: Freedom in Production.
If you have any questions, shoot me an email or leave a comment down below!