My first experience with a real editor and my thoughts on the whole beautiful ordeal.
I open my file, glance with trepidation at the myriad red marks and comment bubbles throughout, and promptly close it again. I just can't. Not right now.
Sometimes, as a writer, you find yourself pouring yourself into a paragraph, a scene—even a chapter. And you reach a point at which you get stuck, and you read it over, and you discover that it just won't work.