I am so grateful for today–this moment. Suffice it to say that I am reeling from the beautiful compliments that my editor paid to my writing.
She found dozens of errors that I need to correct, and I was beginning to worry about the integrity of the story. Then she wrote 3 pages of comments about how I could strengthen the story, and I cannot help but feel touched when she mentioned several times how much she loved the story.
Doubt, as any writer will tell you, is a plague that we are never fully rid of. Doubt makes us believe that what we have spent months or even years crafting is just a steaming pile of shit that was once our hopes and dreams.
My editor gave me hope after pointing out all my flaws. I will be forever grateful.