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Behold, The Mighty Editor

I have my editor's hat on today. (It looks just like my writer's hat, only in a different color). ((No, not really, I am being facetitious. Damn, you guys, don't take everything I say so literally)).

For the past three weeks, the forty-odd (some very odd) members of the Wild Cards consortium have been submitting story proposals and pitches for the three new WC books from Tor, LOW CHICAGO and MISSISSIPPI ROLL and TEXAS HOLD 'EM. Last night at midnight was the deadline for pitches.

As usual, we have more proposals than we need. Only eight writers per book. So today is Decision Day, wherein I decide who gets to be in which book, who is out, who gets to double-dip. It is never easy. So many talented writers, so many great characters, so many fun ideas.

But that's why I get the Big Bucks as editor (that was another joke, yessir, for sure, this is a labor of looooooove).

John Sebastian said it best:

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renepavan
Mar. 27th, 2016 03:55 am (UTC)
I sorta agree that editors don't get the recognition they deserve, but I don't think they're that invisible. It's not for nothing that people often say that getting too much clout is the worst thing that can happen to some writers, because it makes them think they don't need editors.
Adam Kelm
Mar. 27th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
People definitely appreciate the work done by editors, but almost every reader just imagines the writer did all of it. I think readers would notice the absence of a good editor much more than they notice the presence of a good editor.

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