I believe Stephen King said that in his book, On Writing. Even if he wasn't the first its the first place I read it. While I am just a minor fan of the King, I am a huge fan of On Writing. Great book about writing. A straight forward approach with none of the stardust of inspiration bullshit. The reason I am bring this up is last night I received feedback from my proofreader/editors.
Boric G gave me a seven page, point by point detail of edits. He'd tell me right now there should be hyphens in point-by-point. It was fantastic. It was like a verbal treasure map to all my mistakes. He provided fixes and great suggestions. Plus, having not read the manuscript before he was able to point out discrepancies of names and where more clarification was needed.
I have a fiction background and I tend to have a loose prose style. Fragmented sentences. Wandering thoughts. Grammatical hand waving. After reading through his editorial suggestions I could see how he was making what I was trying to say clearer. Just fantastic. It is one of the best edits I've received in my three decades of wasting paper and ink.
Onto the other editor that's helping, Ken Harrison aka The Rusty Battle Axe has sent me his edits and his suggestions while not as detailed as Boric's he pinpoint some weak prose and gave great suggestions.
With these two guys helping with the edits I have no excuse for The Manor #3 not to be great. If it isn't great its all me cause these guys have really went out of their way to help. And for that guys I thank both of you.
The Manor #3 will be ready for release this Friday.
Oh, and one more thing, Jason Sholtis sent me a kick ass piece of art. I want to print it on a professional grade paper and frame it.