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Last year I had my first book picked up. The editor was negative and condescending and wanted me to change every element of my story including the characters. The deal fell thru and I lost my passion…Continue
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My first book was picked up last year and I had to agree to a few minor 'tweaks." My editor did a lot of critiquing but never in a constructive way. She made me change both of my main characters' personalities because she didn't like them. And when I told her I no longer recognized the story as my own she told me she only liked the concept and to have it in print I had to completely reconstruct the manuscript.
I did contact a few authors before pulling out from the deal because this…Continue