I got given a wonderful opportunity not too long ago. An amazing writerly type friend of mine is getting the rights back on a short story that had been published in an anthology, and she wants to republish it. She was gracious enough to let me take a peek at the piece, and it was my pleasure and privilege to edit it! When she republishes the story, it will be much longer and I will be credited for the work I did.
Editing for friends has become a hobby of mine and I enjoyed the work on this piece so much that I found a place to do some freelance editing. I simply need a sample of my edits to submit in order to apply, and as I enjoy editing as much as I enjoy writing (so long as it’s not my own work!!) , I think it’s time to branch out and try something new – Why not?
PS – Since I wrote this entry, another friend has a book she wants to submit to agents this summer and she is in need of an editor, so I started working on that piece the other day. This one is a 60k word YA novel and I am totally in love with the book! The first time I beta read it I completely forgot I was supposed to be doing something else, it was so good!
What is something you can branch out with? How can you challenge yourself this week?