The Editing Process

The other day I wrote about my reaction to a suggestion from my editor, and that I was a bit cranky about the suggestion. I did a lot of soul-searching, and actually did two versions of the same basic paragraph, one with the change, one without the change. Well… Actually the one without the change still had a bit of the change included, just a reference to the original version. In the end, I had to agree with her recommendation, and made the change. Our pieces of writing are so personal, the “ownership” of them is strong, that it can be difficult to let go, even just a little bit.

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