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!