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“Why isn’t the manuscript ready? Because every book is more work than anyone intended. 

If authors and editors knew, or acknowledged, how much work was ahead, fewer contracts would be signed. Each book, before the contract, is beautiful to contemplate. 

By the middle of the writing, the book has become, for the author, a hate object. For the editor, in the middle of editing, it has become a two-ton concrete necklace. 

However, both author and editor will recover the gleam in their eyes when the work is completed, and see the book as the masterwork it really is.”

 Samuel S. Vaughan hit the nail on the head with this insightful quote about the writing process. As an author, editor, and publisher, I couldn't agree more! 

Every book starts as a beautiful dream, filled with promise and potential. But oh, the journey from conception to completion is a wild ride! 

For authors, that initial spark of inspiration can quickly turn into frustration as they navigate the twists and turns of the writing process. 

And let's not forget about us editors—we're the ones wielding our metaphorical chainsaws, sculpting those raw words into literary masterpieces! 

But despite the challenges and late nights, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. When the final edits are made, and the last page is polished, that book transforms into a gleaming masterpiece. 

It's a journey filled with highs and lows, but in the end, it's all worth it. 

So here's to all the authors, editors, and publishers out there—keep pushing forward, because the world needs your stories! 

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