First of all, Thank you to CJ at The Compost Heap for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award.
I'm passing the award to:
Jess Ferguson (whose blog posts always make me THINK)
and Betsy St. Amant
You girls rock, are creative bloggers, and good friends. I am truly blessed.
In other news:
My very first editor revision letter arrived yesterday with revisions for The Bartered Bride. I don't know what I was expecting, but what I got was wonderful.
But first, back up the truck. I want to give huge props to Colleen Coble (and I emailed her yesterday about this--and she replied! I felt honored and rewarded.) Several times on the ACFW loop the questions of editor/author relationship and revisions have come up. Each time, Colleen has said that the receipt of editor revision letters makes her dance around the room with joy. She realizes that the relationship with her editor is a partnership with a goal of turning out the best book possible. The revisions aren't an attack of her work, but the learned and skillful polishing of a professional that knows how to turn out a good product. She taught me, well in advance of it actually happening, how to respond to editor revisions.
With that in mind, I opened my revision documents, and was thrilled at the suggestions. (Though a couple made me wince with a "How did I miss that?" metaphorical slap to my forehead.) Yay to JoAnne Simmons and Rachel Overton for being so nice in their edits.
And yay to Georgiana Daniels and Kaye Dacus, who read and edited this manuscript first. I know there'd be a lot more work to do if you hadn't been so thorough in critiques.