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gracie wrote:
You mentioned earlier about the quick turn around from the time you send in the book to publishers and the time they send it back to you for changes and corrections.

That time frame you mentioned gives you precious little time for changes, does that mean that the publisher/editor assumes that there will very little to change.

Does that make you nervous? this is in no way critizism of your stories, but I have heard folks complain about other authors having total autonomy over their books to the detriment of their writing. do you have a 'trusted reader' that isn't afraid to point out stuff.


You've just done about ten times more analyzing than I have about it. My editor set up that kind of time-table with optimism, I think, but also based on my previous nine books, none of which have required anything more than cosmetic changes. If the book called for major changes, my editor would change the schedule to give me time to do them, I'm sure.

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Chris, just wait until you write the script for a musical. Here's what Larry L. King says about the contrast:
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"As the author of books and articles, I had largely dealt with gentlemanly editors -- those at New Times aside -- and had grown accustomed pretty much to calling the shots or, at bottom, to meeting only minimal resistance in the matter of how I would approach a story and the language to be employed. This near-autonomy is common in publishing. Such is not the case in show business. With Tommy Tune's arrival [for the first off-Broadway production], I had what amounted to three collaborators, a producer, two codirectors, and a musical director to work with. This strained my diplomatic abilities." (The Whorehouse Papers, New York: Viking Press, 1982, p. 154)

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