Vision: A Resource for Writers
Holly Lisle's Vision
How did I ever get here?
By Lazette Gifford
2002, By Lazette Gifford
love rewriting just as much as I love writing original material. There is
something truly wonderful when I go through my material and bring it closer to
the vision of the original. Oh
sure, there are moments of pure frustration -- but then I have those when I
write as well. But editing has its
own magic and moments of sheer joy when the right word, phrase, and scene fall
never expected to be an editor for a publication.
I'm sure there are people who look at the idea of me editing anything,
including my own work, and cringe. My
first publisher would probably be one of them.
I'm surprised Holly had faith in me, given that she's seen some of my
here I am. However, what's even
odder than finding myself the editor of an ezine, is finding that I love the
work. Sure there are moments of
frustration. I often wonder why we
bother with publishing guidelines, and if I get one more piece without the
author's name on the article, I'm going to start making them up.
here I am, nonetheless. This is our
9th issue. We've done very well in our first year and a half.
I was lucky to find myself in the right place at the right time, and have
the opportunity to do this work.
that should be a sign to all of you of two things:
learn every aspect of writing that you can, because you never know when an
opportunity might strike, and you suddenly find yourself doing something
different -- and find you like it.
And second -- don't purposely annoy anyone. You never know which one might become an editor.