Thursday, April 9, 2015

an editor's blog post to remember...

I love this quote from J.K. Kelley's blog, The 'Lancer, about my initial manuscript over a year ago: 

"I was blunt: I likened the portrayals of emotion 
to an ongoing Lifetime movie" 

Come to think of it, I think he actually said those words to me!  And I may or may not have cussed him out in my head and/or enjoyed an adult beverage or two prior to responding.

I clearly remember when he suggested this to me:

"And one last thing: how about dumping your last thirty pages, and ending the book with a bang at this specified spot?”

Of course there was the initial shock of, "You want me to do what?!" But by that time I felt like we had settled into an editor/author relationship built on mutual respect and trust. I did not even know that was possible. 

And this...makes me tear up each time I read it:

"A writer this coachable is one for readers to watch, and editors to treasure."

Read the rest of J.K.'s blog post regarding our relationship on this project below.

Kw’aɬá, síks

J.K. Kelley's The 'Lancer Blog Post about For My People 

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