There is nothing like spending a week going through an editor’s comments on a book manuscript to make you feel like you have no business being a writer. Taking a step back, I have to say that a lot of what the editor pointed out was useful. But the editor and I are having a major difference of opinion on how to present the dreaded POV – point of view.
I’m working on a book that has two main characters. Most of the action takes place from the perspective of these two characters. But they are not in every scene so there has to be at least one other voice in the narrative. This editor believes in having one voice, one point of view, one perspective, and no more. So I’ve spent a week trying to figure out how to rework a book-length manuscript to produce what she wants – if such a thing is even possible.
Enough whining. Back to editing.