My First Experience with Edits

So, I received my first round of edits from my editors today, and I wanted to write down what I was feeling before I forgot.

First, I’m a bit sad. After all, even though I knew the story would need editing, you never get used to people telling you what’s wrong with your writings. I was starting to think that it was so brilliant that there’s not much they could say. That’s the danger, I guess. I am glad that I have those editors to help me out, though.

That brings me to my second emotion: bewilderment. How am I supposed to fix this? I am more familiar with this emotion, however, because I have experienced it when I have had a story that needed revising.

Third, I’m hopeful because I know these editors ar trying to make my story as good as it can be. And that makes me excited to undergo the process.

So, there it is. It’s really not as bad as I thought it was. So off I go to edit . . . probably tomorrow.


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