It’s been an interesting August. The reason? I spent several weeks of it editing ‘A Love Most Dangerous.’
As I wrote in an earlier blog Lake Union Publishing approached me to take on my latest novel and re-launch it in the spring of 2015. One of the things which was most appealing about the offer was the chance to have the book edited in a thorough-going manner.
It was a fascinating process and I learned a lot from it. It was engrossing, challenging, frustrating, fun, illuminating, annoying and exhausting. It’s been a long time since I spent eight hours at a desk with hardly a break and only a gecko for company.
I’m confident that the book has been greatly improved by the process. My editor was brilliant, creative, fun, full of ideas and sensible suggestions. I was particularly grateful that she was a novelist as it made for a productive and respectful two-way process.
The next step is the copy-edit.