When you write a book or a story, it’s highly personal. You have poured so much blood, sweat and tears into it. The time spent in the creative process is amazing. Your characters are like children to you. You have created them from scratch and know exactly how you want them to talk, walk, think and behave.
I have to say that editing is a humbling process. You have to not take it personal but approach it with an attitude of they are the professional and know what they are talking about. I know I will learn so much and be a better writer for it in the end. I truly excited to be working with her.
There is an issue of trust that is involved. How do you trust someone you have never worked with before? My editor came highly recommended. The friend who recommended her is some I trust greatly. She is also very experienced in this field of self publishing. What has happened is a transfer of trust. I trust her and she trusts the editor, therefore I trust the editor.
When someone has favor with us, then it’s easy to trust. We value their opinion and honor what they have to say. If they make a suggestion, we know they will not lead us down the wrong path.
This is how I’m approaching this whole matter from a position of trust, openness to learn and improve.
© Nadine Z. 2008
Update on the citywide prayer. Tom was so sick on Friday night with a high fever that we didn’t attend. My understanding is the church they met in had the capacity to hold 900 people, it was nearly full. There were about 800 people that attended. God is good.