Monday, September 05, 2011
BOM: The Editing
Repeat after me: "I don't remember much about the editing . . ."
Actually, I do. :-) Leslie Peterson was my excellent editor on this project, and she had several helpful suggestions, including the idea of placing a glossary in the book. I insisted that it go at the back, however, because I personally am put off by any book if I open it and see either a glossary or a chart of characters up front. I read primarily for entertainment, not to learn something (though I'm always delighted if I do!).
I do remember hearing one comment that filtered in from somewhere--someone suggested that I put in some scenes from Moses' point of view. I demurred, because that would have defeated my entire purpose--to tell Moses' story completely through the eyes of the women in his life.
Moses had lots of chances to tell his story in the Pentateuch. I figured it was time to give the women a chance to speak.
Tomorrow: results and reader reaction