Received comments/suggestions from my editor (I can officially consider L my editor, now.) We've been polishing 'B', a manuscript I wrote last year, to perfection. I'm very pleased with the feedback I’ve received. More than anything, the changes will tighten, smooth, clarify.
I've heard stories from other first-time authors who felt their manuscripts so manipulated, the final product was no longer their work at all. Not so, in this case! They are allowing my voice to show through loud and clear.
Many questions have been raised, things that can be clarified in an author's note. I’m happy to say, I know my subject so well, that I can pretty much answer the questions without further research, though I will spend the time double checking my facts. So, in this second round of revisions, I plan to write an author’s note. I hadn't before, because I felt the need to focus on telling the story, then address unanswered questions later, once I knew what questions needed clarification.
For now, I don't plan to jump right in. I have two other stories that I want to develop further. Plus, L will be a speaker at SCBWI later this summer, and I don't want to create any pressure, or expectations that might prove awkward when we cross paths. I'll submit my revisions after the conference.
Now, I'm off to paint a frog!
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