What do you mean my ‘baby’s’ ugly? by Kris Jacen
Posted June 15, 2013on:
Great blog by Kris Jacen!
Authors can be very protective of their stories and characters. Hmm, imagine that. It’s understandable why. You spend all your time/energy creating the characters and story, nurturing it from the very first word you type. When the time comes that your manuscript’s all grown up and ready for the world, you send it out into the hands of a publisher/editor to bring your ‘baby’ to the readers. A huge amount of trust happens at that point.
You trust that they’re going to treat your manuscript with respect, whether they accept it or not. Bet some don’t realize this but…this is your first review. Granted it’s not out there for everyone to see, but it’s a review none-the-less. One that will either say, your baby’s just about ready to make its own way into the world, or maybe, it needs to go back home and do some more growing. If this…
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