Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Is Life The Way I knew It Over? I Have A New Editor

I met my new editor today. She seems very nice.

So why have I been so scared? Why am I still?

This isn’t the first time my editor has changed. I have some experience in this.

Sometimes a new editor is great. Sometimes they like my work, they accept most of my submissions, and they’re pleasant to work with.

Sometimes not.

New editors are like wild cards. You never know what you’ll draw.

I had a great editor at this house. She liked my work. She was supportive. She was friendly. She was easy to work with. She taught me a lot. I hate to lose her. But I understand she’s moving onto new pursuits that are better for her and thus I’m happy for her.

But I’m still nervous. I’ve had a couple editors hate my work and haven’t been afraid to tell me. My career’s been going good at a house then suddenly a new editor is assigned to me and then…nothing.

I just submitted my first book to my new editor so now it’s nail biting time. Wish me luck – good luck.

I know it’s part of the businesses. I doubt any authors who have been writing for long have stayed with the same editor(s) forever. People leave. People die. People get promoted. Like any other business. It’s always tough when a new boss comes on board.

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Unknown said...

I dread the day this happens to me, which I sure it will.
Best of luck. I'm sure it will be fine.

Linda Kage said...

Good luck! I understand your nervousness perfectly!

Molly Daniels said...

Am praying you get one who works well with you:) And editor who gets your sense of humor and who is supportive is invaluable:)

Cari Quinn said...

Good luck, Ashley...it's amazing how much of a difference a good relationship with your editor makes with your work.

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