From a writer’s point of view, we often only focus on the creative process of writing. However, from a publisher’s point of view, there is a lot more to the process. Of course there would be no such thing as publishing without writing – but still, there remains a bigger picture to contemplate.
One of the most important parts of the process is the editing phase. Some view editting as painful or even get offended by the changes and suggestions of an editor. As writers, we feel that our written product is our creation – and it can be hurtful for someone to tell us that our creation is not perfect.
However, I would like to suggest an alternate view of the editing process: No editor is going to put in the long hours of perfecting your ‘baby’, if the end product did not already possess a great intrinsic value. So think of it this way – these changes are being made because my project is WORTHWHILE!
That should get you pumped up!
Here at AstraPress, we are pumped up because we have an author’s work in the editing process! These are exciting times.
As always, keep writing!