“By the time I’ve finished a book, whether it’s novel length or short story, I’ve put my heart and what I believe is my best work into my writing. Like many authors, my first reaction to getting back edits is to wonder why I ever thought I could write. Having been on more than one editing journey with me, Julie understands this reaction and is quick to reassure me there’s a good book there, and, no, I’m not a horrible person!
“After I dive deep into the work she’s done, I know I’m pulling the essence of the characters and story from often over-written prose and obfuscation of characters and plot. She makes me work hard, but the result is a book I’m proud to own as mine, with deep acknowledgement of the editor who made it possible.”