I’M NO post-modern critic. I believe a book is a communication tool, and the reader’s job is to connect with the author’s intent above all else.
Still, I can’t help but vary my analytical approach and delve into the realm of psychological criticism from time to time. When I read a book, I often find myself trying to figure out the person who wrote it. I like guessing what the author’s life is like, their temperament, the lens through which they view the world.
Reading manuscripts professionally has opened my eyes in a new way. I’m reading way more words than I naturally would, and I’m paying more attention to every minute detail because the author is paying me to do so. What am I finding that I never did before?
The passion that inspired the story to begin with, and it’s helping me reconnect with my own love for writing.
So thank you, my clients. Thank you for trusting me, and thank you for inspiring me to get back to work on my manuscripts before they collect too much dust. One day soon I’ll be in the market to hire my own editor. I hope I make them feel the way you make me feel.