December fourth and my latest manuscript is back from editing over in the States. The story is set in America and it needed to be Americanized. This is always a nervous moment though, as it’s the first time a professionally disinterested person has a chance to give feedback on a story. Editing takes quite a long time, and as it goes on, I can’t avoid a fear growing in me that my editor is going to come back saying it needs major reworking. Then when she doesn’t say this, I  worry she must have somehow missed the obvious plot holes, and the fact it’s clearly a hundred thousand words of rubbish!

On the other hand, when I do get stuck into her edits, I’ve also forgotten some of the story, so I get to read it a bit more like a reader would, and less like an exhausted author! That’s what’s happening now. I’m three chapters in and quite enjoying it…

But there’s still a lot of yellow pen to work my way through. I’ll update soon on when it might be ready. In the meantime, I’ll have my editing hat on…

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