What would you do if this were your assignment? Would you cry? Would you turn it over to see the next page?
Maybe not, but I did. I did, and I was pleasantly surprised to see what it said.
The comments say, “Way to go!” That’s right, Steve Vogelsang used an exclamation point. “Your best work so far!” Twice!
If you look closer you will see most of the editing notes are check marks – good job – or very good and really good.
Regardless of what most of the comments say, it’s daunting to see all that pencil on 438-word story. The fact of the matter is, though, that as a writer, a professional one to boot, there will always be small changes or big changes or comments that an editor will make to help IMPROVE a writer’s abilities.
As a writer learning that someone will always have something to say about your work or know how to say it better is a hard pill to swallow. But it’s best to choke it down because an outsider’s opinion can sometimes lead to amazing ideas.