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August 15, 2012
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Here's what I think:

There's a certain joy in not doing this face-to-face. For one, I don't have to leave my apartment and I have the quiet company of my goldfish and my goldfish alone. (I don't like people, which is why I love books. You can understand that.) For another, I don't have to see your presumably crestfallen and injured attitude when I tear apart the prose you cried and bled and sweated over for weary nights on end. But really the best parts are those uninterrupted hours alone with your manuscript and the shred of you that lies inside. It's a small shred, but an important one. It's the one that tells me who you are and what you think and how you feel and I never have to look at you and be disappointed when the real thing doesn't come up to scratch. As I sit there, un-tensing and re-tensing and tense-shifting and shift-entering (and damn it, wishing English were like German so I could get rid of those clunky space-wasting n-dashes--oh, damn there they are again) I feel like I'm getting to know you. And even when your turns of phrase are about as subtle as a wheel of lovingly agéd cheese, or your heroine so monotonously perfect I consider ripping the number keys off my keyboard to vent, or I fill an entire margin with clusters of angry and demanding red balloons because really, darlin', you need them--there's a certain sense of kinship there, with words against words, and it's far more satisfying.

Here's what I type:

I've attached your edited copy for review.

And I click 'send'.
Read by the wonderful and fabulous =Sammur-amat here: [link]

These are words, and things like 'gray' and 'rain' and 'cold' are not among them, which after recent events is far more than I was expecting, so here it will stay.

Feel free to Google the title and have a laugh. :)
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Given 2013-06-27
A perspective on editors: Pilkunnussija is by *disrhythmic. ( Suggested by doughboycafe and Featured by neurotype )
fuzzforbrains Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Writer
Love the insight into the mind of an editor; so brilliantly insightful and clever.
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you. :heart:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So, your title? Perfect.
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
thank you. :heart:
neonsquiggle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aaah, I love it. I Googled the title, and giggled.

The way your words move.. it's brilliant. Congratulations on the DD!
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks so much! :heart:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   Writer
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible. And =Sammur-amat's reading is amazing, too. :clap: Wonderful job and congrats on the DD, *disrhythmic.
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Her reading is wonderful, isn't it? :heart: Thanks so much!
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