Monday, September 10, 2007

Living for the Praise

We writers erroneously learn to thrive on praise. I, unfortunately, crave it like I once jonesed for candy bars, and while I think this post might be leaning a bit towards the self-congratulatory, this is the only place I regularly feel safe crowing about my own achievements. I was pleased to receive this email from my editor this morning regarding my upcoming book:

Hi Jordan, I just wanted to share this note I got from the indexer: BTW, I really enjoyed reading this book. It's very well done, in all ways. Congrats to the author and the editorial staff. And GREAT title!!"

I also got a similar response from the proofreader, who wrote: “I found [Make a Scene] very helpful and inspirational to my own writing, so that’s a testament to the text.” Normally, the copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers don’t comment on the quality of the text. But your book seems to be making a strong impression across the board!


At 1:53 PM, Blogger Ms. Theologian said...

It must be awesome! I never comment on what I am hired to proofread or content edit unless it's awesome. :)

At 4:16 PM, Blogger tracer said...

Can't wait to read you book! And great Chuck P. interview too. I may have to cave in and finally read something of his.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Steph: I was quite surprised by this feedback.

Tracer: I recommend starting with his "lighter" fare like Invisible Monsters or Fight Club.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Trushka said...

Thank you for sharing these things here! It's super nice witnessing your success and we get happy with them and with you.

Well done!

At 6:27 AM, Blogger Maryanne said...

not at ALL surprised! but very pleased for you.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Maryanne, thank you :)


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