Notes from the Field–Content Edits


I’ll be slowing down the posts here for a few days while I work on the content edits I got back from my publisher. Waiting for these edits has been a harrowing time. Questions were abundant: How much are they going to want to change? What if, after going over the manuscript again, they decide I’m a no-talent hack and cancel the contract? What if they suggest changes that I don’t want to make?

But alas, the edits came back and they were actually rather minor. I worried for nothing. I need to add more time elements into the story so the reader feels grounded in an actual world where time ticks by. There’s a major event that happens at the beginning of the story but is never talked about by the townsfolk–that has to change. What part of major event don’t I understand? People are gonna talk. So I’ll make that change. And then there’s a couple handfuls of stand-alone issues to resolve. But overall, I’m thrilled with the outcome and anxious to get working.

Oh, I also got my first look at the cover. There’s a couple things I’m asking them to change. We’ll see how that goes. Maybe in a few days I’ll post the cover as it is now, comment on it, and then post the new one (if they make the changes) when it comes in.

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About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on January 3, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. C.J. Darlington

    Would love to see that cover!

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