I have learned much about the many processes to being published in the last few months. I think the editor/ writer relationship is by far the most important. It takes a lot of give and take—the editor wanting me to give my best while she takes away more and more. Yet, I absolutely love the finished product we are creating together. My pride be damned, she’s right more than 99% of the time. I’ll be forever grateful, as will any audience I can drum up. Because of her, at least I know my offering will be my very best.