McPhee, the author of 32 books, says he first wrote these words of advice in a letter to his daughter Jenny years ago when she was starting out as a writer herself. Edit again, top to bottom. As a developmental editor for both established and new writers, I know that revision, pruning, reorganizing and polishing is the heart blood of the creative process. We yelled at each other while he consumed large quantities of grapefruit, Kentucky bourbon and yes, other nameless, illegal substances. Rolling Stone staffers transcribed everything we said, and after taking me out of the story and polishing, cutting, and adding, the job was done. On the other hand, I saw how many times Tom Robbins would rewrite a passage, while editing and publishing his wonderful book Jitterbug Perfume.
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It was a beautiful august day on a San Diego beach. The waves crashing, the sun shinning and Sam and I ready to go boogie boarding. We were so anxious because we had sat in a car for eight hours trying to get to San Diego. All we wanted to do was go swimming and get onto our new boogie boards that my mother had bought for the trip. But little did we know that that day would be a day that neither of us would ever forget.
I did not speak to him the rest of the day, but that night he came over to my house to talk things out. I had discussed with my mom the issue and she said I needed to think hard about what I needed to do. I told him I think we needed to take a break for a week. He was very upset and did not understand. I believe it caught him off guard because we never addressed the conflicts in our relationships.
I needed a few stitches. Except that day was a rare occasion. I saw my onyx colored dog outside wagging her tail happily. I loved my dog, shadow. The sun was setting so she was now fading into my backyard.