3 Responses to “Some books are harder than others”

  1. Tamara October 19, 2007 at 3:19 PM #

    Just the content of your post would lead me to believe you are a good editor. The care and thought you put into editing–plus your awareness of whether or not a story even needs editing and how much it needs–is what makes a good editor, to my mind.

  2. Ciar Cullen October 19, 2007 at 4:13 PM #

    Self-editing feels the same I think. Writing is the same. The easy ones are easy. The hard ones are purgatory. And they can end up your favorites.

    I’m reading a book for EPPIE judging right now that flows, flows, flows. My body relaxes as I read it. But then I found an interview in which the writer tells the story of that book–its 17-year-old story! What she went through to bring it to press. It gave me hope, and reminded me how far a book can come when a writer takes time to reflect, and when they have a good editor who cares, like you, like Bethany and many others.

  3. Charlene Teglia October 19, 2007 at 7:43 PM #

    Some books are harder to write than others, so makes sense that it’s true for editing, too.

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