Going to the dentist sucks, but you know they are helping you out.
Editing a manuscript flat out SUCKS. This person, the editor, picks out every single, knit-picking thing you could have possibly done wrong, makes you feel like an idiot for not noticing these things and then makes you revise them. Over and over again. You start to hate them. You despise when you see an email from them in your inbox. You wonder who made them so smart and perfect. Then you finish the editing process, you realize all the mistakes the Editor from Hades saved you from having published, and this sadistic devil of a person is suddenly your saving grace. My editor is a genius. Ask me when she’s working on the second book though, and I may tell you she’s a monster. So, the lesson for today’s blog – Be kind to your editor. You won’t ALWAYS want to stab pins in voodoo dolls fashioned to resemble them.