BDSM relationships

So it’s occurred to me that being a writer and having an editor is akin to a BDSM relationship. Think about it. The writing process is a birthing process. Out of your mind and consciousness a story comes into being. Your blood, sweat, and tears make up the story. Then it goes to the editor who chips away at what you created to alter its form. What the editor throws away is you, and it hurts. It can hurt a lot, but if you didn’t like the pain then you wouldn’t submit to an editor in the first place. And clearly, editors must be masochistic to be good at what they do.

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~ by amberrosethompson on October 10, 2011.

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