Monday, April 9, 2012

H's SONG


The alphabet is a journey of 26 letters...
Each one beginning a new story.
So after a night of drinking mucho Kahlua and creams…
While reading the editor’s red remarks on my manuscript…
I woke up with a massive…
Hallelujah chorus…
Singing in my head, Messiah’s that is.
I got it!
The edits!
I didn’t need to have the sense knocked into me….
Because everything the editor wrote made sense.
She was honest…
Brutally so…
But I knew she was helping me…
And Lord knows, I needed it.
I also knew she included more than what I had paid for…
And I appreciated and respected her for this.
So this time I sat down with a cup…
Of my favorite Trader Joe Sumatra coffee…
(unspiked)
And…
Ah, ah ah…
You know the drill…
The rest of the story will be told by “I”

Always, Em-Musing


22 comments:

farawayeyes said...

Ah, editors and an even bigger AH for help.

sm said...

like the poetic story

Pat Hatt said...

Nice when things come together and you realize the edits as well.

Sara Hill said...

Yes, I find there's nothing like an editor or critique partner to keep me . . . Humble. It's one reason I keep on writing.

Jill Kemerer said...

Yay!! I'm so glad your editor helped! And your coffee sounds yummy....

Miss you!

A Beer for the Shower said...

I love when an editor suggests good edits. Not the edits that would destroy the story and cater to what they want only.

Ayda Recknagel said...

I've found that working with a good editor is extremely liberating. Getting suggestion that completely change the story from a contest judge... not so much. Enjoy!

Gossip_Grl said...

Definately an h- for happy posting and patiently awaiting the I post

Barbara Watson said...

I'm enjoying your journey. Thanks for sharing it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes it takes a while for that truth to sink in.

Dawn Embers said...

Yay! mmmm coffee. Great to have a Hallelujah moment.

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Jessica Salyer said...

Don't you love it when all of sudden things that weren't clear suddenly are.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I like editors when they are truthful and when they do not try to please you instead of making what you've written better.

Dianna Fielding said...

The best editors are harsh but truthful.

Good luck with the challenge!


Dianna Fielding
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Kristi said...

Love it!

DL Hammons said...

Hallelujah chorus

I've heard that before...and its an awesome song! :)

Tracy Jo said...

Love it! Looking forward to "I"!

Julie said...

Already anxious for "I," I so love your posts!

Deniz Bevan said...

Yum for the coffee and Kahlua :-)

I think I could use an editor...

Stephanie said...

Love it. Can't wait to find out what happens next.

Arlee Bird said...

That's one inspirational editor.


Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

The Brown Recluse said...

ha! I figured you had a headache! Hallelujah chorus is much better. heh