Kinda like this…
Let me walk you through it. They gave you your break. They alternately praised you and harangued you. Some of it was downright dismal. Some of it inspired you to do the best work you’ve ever done. You realize that the cascade of notes you received involved an almost world spanning interaction, getting the rhythm of the words right, getting the narrative to shimmy and shine and surprise — back and forth, you and the editors. Turns out you love to dance.
You also began to understand, like Dorothy, there’s no place like home — where the Production Designer you grew up with fit in the work on your book jacket while deep into a major motion picture — where the Graphic Artist started creating the layout of the novel after the Christmas you spent together.
Looking back over the two years since the process began it dawns on you that your world has expanded. You have learned. Not only about punctuation, but about people, and gratitude.
And still you wait, but in the company of friends. Thank you all for reading along.
I’ll let you know when the manuscript is locked.