The girls and I are planning to make a fairy house today. My daughter is hoping to catch a fairy who paints butterflies. I want an Editor Fairy.
Here is my plan to catch an Editor Fairy:
Decorate a giant cheeseball container to create a lovely post modern design. Stock the house with lots of tiny books and a mini Keurig with coffee and English teas. Place the house in a shady reading spot under a tree. Tweet "Rent-controlled fairy house on shady block. Books included."
Writing will be so much easier with my Editor Fairy! When I can't find the sweet spot between vivid language and leaving room for the illustrator, she will guide my hand. When I think a manuscript is done, she will tell me to edit again and again and then one more time for good measure.
|Post Modern Fairy House?|
I hope she can magically lick envelopes too, because we will be sending a lot of submissions once she arrives. She will study each word on my queries. She will change "I am unpublished and have no idea what I am doing but you seem like a super nice editor and I know we could be friends" to "Thank you."
She will say "just keep writing" when the rejection letters come. And on rare days she will tell me I have written something simply magical. I will feel like I'm flying and wonder if she dropped pixie dust on me.
Then one afternoon, the phone will ring. A publisher will be sharing good news! I will call for my Editor Fairy, but I won't be able to find her anywhere.
Yes, I must catch an Editor Fairy.
What else should I include in my Editor Fairy House? Please share your ideas in the comments!