Like Adele, but not really
Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these weeks if I should blog
To remind you I'm still here
They say that editing is hard work
But makes the story better
Hello, are you still there?
I'm in Canada chanined to my computer, writing all the words
For not one but three
Books that I cannot wait to share with all of you some time soon
There's such a difference from the first draft
And the final one
Okay, that's too hard for nine o'clock at night after a long day. But, I bet you can guess what I've been doing? Editing, editing, editing. I love having editors. They find all of the places my books need help with the sole purpose of making it shine. They answer my emails even when I've sent too many and they've got lots of projects on the go. They're invested in making the story as good as it can be. This reminds me of a great, great quote from one of the shows I watch, Madame Secretary:
And, if I can impart one thing today: A small simple truth to carry with you as you walk through those gates It’s this: ACHIEVEMENT IS OFTEN ANONYMOUS. SOME OF THE GREATEST THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE BY PEOPLE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF, QUIETLY DEDICATING THEIR LIVES TO IMPROVING YOUR OWN!
Isn't that a great quote? And it is true of so many things in life. Any successful person you see has champions behind them, pushing them forward and lifting them up. And though editors aren't anonymous (open up the book you're reading and you'll find them in there) they are those quiet people in the background helping authors make the story better, stronger...more. So while I've been busy this last little while in an effort to get some books out to readers, I haven't been doing it alone.So tonight's post is short and sweet...it's just a shout out and thank you to editors, but particularly my own. You're several shades of awesome.