"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An Interview!

Ethan Vaughan, editor extraordinaire and agent intern has just posted an interview with me!! Very exciting...a real interview. He asked some pretty tough questions on controversial issues, and I feel like I've really put myself out there, like my skin is getting thinner by the nanosecond when it's supposed to be getting thicker. Please stop over there and say hi. 

After reading my manuscript, Ethan gave me a "reader's report". It was an in-depth review of the entire manuscript, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses with suggestions for turning those into strengths. He uncannily pointed out all the areas that could benefit from reassessment, scenes and elements that I myself wasn't entirely happy with. He obviously read my novel closely and picked up on things that other advance readers had missed. As he pointed out to me, "All manuscripts have to go through editing, usually of a pretty hefty nature, but they emerge better for it and I'm sure yours will too." If you need any editing help, you should consider Ethan Vaughan.

18 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I'll check it out.

Frances Garrood said...

So will I. Exciting stuff, Yvonne!

Anthony Duce said...

A great interview. I wanted to read the book anyway. Now I want to even more.

Steven J. Wangsness said...

Your book sounds interesting. That's quite a stew of stuff you concocted!

Jemi Fraser said...

Off I go... :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Theresa,
Thank you so much!

Frances,
Thank you.

Tony,
Gosh. You did? Thanks. I just hope things move a little faster at some point.

Steven,
Thanks. Yeah....I have quite a stew. Now you know why it's hard for me to settle on a genre.

Jemi,
I hope you like it.

farawayeyes said...

Apparently, you're smarter than most of us. Interviews instead of A to Z. I'll go check it out.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Faraway,
Well....I don't know how smart I am but I know I couldn't dedicate a daily post to A-Z without taking too much time away from BLACK RIVER. I'm already three years into it! Thanks so much for going over to the interview. I'll be interested to know what you think:)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm heading over!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Golden Eagle,
Thank you for commenting and taking the time to read my interview. I'm pretty nervous. About everything.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Yvonne.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Diane,
Thank you!

Helen Ginger said...

I'll zip over to that!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Helen,
I certainly appreciate you reading anything of mine!

Talli Roland said...

Wow, sounds great! Headed over to check it out.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Talli,
Thank you!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

A very good interview that gives an insight into your world as well as your work-in-progress. Cheers to both of you!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you Deborah. I appreciate you reading it.