Man… I hardly know where to begin. To say I am fortunate in discovering this hidden gem of an editor/beta reader/Wonder Woman would be a devastating understatement.
Since that very first impossibly detailed, exceedingly efficient, and surprisingly entertaining email I received from her, I just knew I’d lucked out.
It’s tough writing a book. And when it’s finally completed, all of your heart and soul and (in my case) sleep deprived nights poured into 90,000 words, you don’t up and give such a treasured piece of yourself to just anyone. You need to know you are in the best hands possible. Someone who will somehow execute that perfect balance of being an expert critic and a devoted reader. Someone who will pretty much convince you by her brilliant words alone that she has magically managed to dive into your book and is sitting smack in the middle of it, right alongside your characters.
The good, the bad and the ugly– you will get it all. But from a sharp eye and a masterful professional.
I know, I know: It sounds impossible. Even after receiving that first email from her, and that second, and third, I thought to myself, “Okay, okay. But she can’t be THIS good the whole way through.”
I was wrong.
Needless to say, I’ve decided to hire her for more. As I will again, and again, and again. Yup. She is stuck with me. (Sorry, Sarah.)