Well, not all of it. The book is still with the betas. But AJ gave me permission to post a scene from the novel, which I’ve edited.
AJ writes fairly clean, and that makes my job as her editor easy and fun. 🙂
I’ve always found AJ easy to work with. She doesn’t want me blowing smoke up her ass, and I knows she considers every suggestion carefully before deciding whether or not to accept it.
The relationship between author and editor is a special one, and if you are lucky enough to work with someone again and again, understanding grows as to what each expects of the other. We don’t always agree, but we respect each other’s opinion.
My desktop computer crashed yesterday. I couldn’t get it rebooted, so I spent too much of Sunday screwing around with recovery. I’m nowhere near finished restoring backed-up files to the laptop yet, but I am determined to finish the first draft of Weatherboy this week. There are only a few scenes left. Then I must do a full edit, which may lead to some rewrites before I can send it to my betas.
In the meantime, here is the cover for the book. Some of you have already glimpsed a modified version on Facebook. Because it’s YA, I wanted lots of color and sharp edges. It’s busier than my usual covers, but I believe it fits the intended readers and the story.
Have a great week! See you Friday with more edit examples.