9-9-15 - I got the email I’ve been waiting for from the Editorial Director. I now have a Content Editor for my novel. I typed up and sent off my introductory pleasantries. Now, just waiting for the dissection to begin. I’m readying for the story to get picked apart. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst is my very pessimistic mantra.
Reading over my words again and again, I realize how much I rely on passive voice. (More info about what that is here: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/passive-voice/)
By using passive voice so much, I am actually distancing the reader from the characters I am trying so hard for them to connect with and hopefully love. I know that will be a big thing to work on in the story.
In the email I received, I also got a list of items to work on for PR. Lots of self-promotion to begin to work on and think about. Fun!