Maxwell Perkins is one of my heroes. Or at least I think he is. I’m about 50 pages into Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, and so far so good.
I’m here to tell you that the editing process can get pretty intense. We’ve lived through it enough times to notice that most authors fall into one of four categories. The toughest one? “I’ll fight you on every word.”
It’s amazing what you can learn when you’re lost in Chicago and don’t even know it. Lesson #1: Having a husband who will help without laughing at you when you do something stupid is a wonderful thing.
Publishing gives me a great excuse to be immersed in new subjects, follow story lines, wrestle with grammar, buy new books. But the best part? The daily in-the-trenches editing, and the opportunity to get to know our authors.