#SaystheEditor June, oh June- Author: Susan Helene Gottfried
It’s the second week of June. I think we can all agree to that.
But here’s where it gets weird. It’s the second week of June.
So what, I hear you saying. Or, Good for you. You can read a calendar.
Know what else I can read? The balance sheet at West of Mars.
It’s the second week of June and already, it’s the most lucrative June I’ve had since I came out of retirement a few years ago. And we’re not even halfway through. And there’s more client work lined up, more manuscripts to work on.
Gratitude doesn’t even begin to touch how I feel when I look at simple facts like that. I have said it before: I have the best clients anywhere. They are funny, they are (mostly) loyal, they are smart and they are oh, so creative, I routinely sit back to savor and appreciate what they come up with. Scenarios, characters, alternate worlds, plot twists… all of it. As a writer, I pale beside them.
But I’m glad to be the proverbial red pen who helps make their brilliance shine.
I have openings in July still. Not many, but there’s space. Let’s join forces and let me bring out your best while you dazzle me with your raw talent.
No wonder I love my job.
And it’s only the second week in June.