I am re-editing my fantasy ‘Healer of Surflex’. My second editor is done with edits of Healer and I wanted to share a little of the email she sent with it. :
I kind of feel sad that I have finished with Healer. The characters have all become “part of my family” and I have enjoyed getting to know them better and better as I edited the book. I know that I said earlier how I felt that there maybe should have been a little bit more (sort of a closure between Kerlia and Terian), but now I feel that Healer of Surflex ended just as it should have.
You asked before if there was any part that I did not like or that did not go with the story, I will say that there were a few places where I thought that a word or part of a sentence wasn’t necessary to “grow” the story, but they didn’t/don’t stand out enough for me to have commented on them during the editing process. The only way I would even mention them, is if you were to say that you had to “limit” the number of words, pages, chapters, etc. in order to publish the book.
I must say, however, that I think that Healer is amazing. You definitely have a talent for “making up stories” – all of the details and all of the conversations between characters. All I can say is, WOW! I also have to say that the pictures that come to mind when reading certain passages are so very clear in each and every detail. Your book had me laughing out loud sometimes, and had me being sad with tears in my eyes at other times. I wanted to reach through the computer and give you a fist bump, high five, or just say “way to go, Sue” many times.