I was going to take a break from the blogsphere so I could concentrate on my newest WIP, but this came up and I wanted to share. 🙂
The time has come. I’m talking about edits. Samhain handles their edits in a way that’s new and different to me, and I like it. But do you want to know what REALLY made me smile? My fabulous editor called STRIPPED a “gritty urban fantasy”.
It’s GRITTY! Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!
Do you have any idea how I’ve longed to hear that word? Do you know how good it feels to have someone get you like that? Whether it’s a crit partner, an editor, or a beta reader, nothing feels better than when they hit it on the head.
Gritty pretty much describes my writing these days. There are very few topics I’ll shy away from and don’t think I should. Then again, I’ve seen so many horror movies that I’m pretty much desensitized by now. I have no problem with putting my characters through hell and dragging them through the brimstone on their bare backs. Let’s face it. If I were in their shoes, I’m pretty sure the worse would happen to me. I guess that’s why I like “glad I survived” endings. Gotta balance out all of the doom and gloom somehow.
But getting back to the topic. My editor gets me and I am so cool with that. Fingers crossed that my cover artist does, too. 😉
Whether it’s an editor, a crit partner, or a beta reader, who “gets” you?