You know that saying “a good editor is worth their weight in gold and then some”? It’s true! I am reminded of this every time I get first edits back from a publisher 🙂
Over the last few days, I have been working on first round edits for Salt and Iron, the first Billie Shane book (a novella). I finished the initial pass today and as I read the editors comments I found myself both smiling as well as having several *headdesk* moments for not realizing what I’d missed before. This happens every single time I get edits back.
Every. Single. Time.
I can’t speak for other authors, but I love when I click with an editor. That doesn’t always happen, so when it does I’m eternally thankful that the stars moved into alignment ❤
I will do another pass-through or two before sending these edits back, and then another round will come through.
I’m loving working on Salt and Iron again, and it’s driving the word count up on book two in the process 🙂 I have so many ideas for Billie, but I know her overall arc. She’ll probably have three books, maybe four.
I can’t wait for you all to read the book!
In other news, I have created a blog for the podcast:
click the logo to go to the blog 🙂
I wanted to make it easier for listeners to contact me as well as giving the podcast a place of its own besides the Podbean landing page. So if you are a fan of the podcast, please give the blog a follow to keep up with podcast news!
In non-writing related news, I took a drive yesterday for the first time in three months! I drove up the interstate and then back home I took the scenic route. It was so refreshing to see a change of scenery! I’ve been the same place for three months~ home to work and back (about a mile and half each way), and the grocery store is in between the two. We’ve opened up here a little bit and I so needed that drive. More than I can put into words.
It’s spring in Vermont and everything is blooming and turning green, so the scenic drive was beautiful! I didn’t get out of the car, but it was just nice to see the beauty and enjoy getting out for a couple of hours.
I hope you all are well! ❤ ❤ ❤
And as soon as I have a cover for Salt and Iron, I will share that and the blurb here on the blog 🙂