Aaaaand, Submit. Time to break open your favourite treat after you’ve sent your last piece of work to your editor.
A smile on your face, you cross the item off your to-do list and then input the figures onto your budget spreadsheet.
But five minutes later you get that email back: “This isn’t what I’m looking for, can you rewrite it?”
Nothing more, nothing less.
Now the red heat grows in your heart and head. You undo the change in your records and get ready to start over from the beginning. You’re writing the whole post again and you don’t even know if this offering will be more acceptable than the last.
You wish you understood your editor more and could get more out of your relationship, but at the moment all they want is for you to do something “right”, whatever that is. Your editor feels like a distant God, setting commandments but then not accepting the sacrifices of blog posts that you bring to their altar.
Luckily, even if you have a terrible relationship with your editor you can learn to get more out of it. [Read more…]