The Old Switcheroo

Just had a weird experience with a book editor on a book project I was helping a writer with. To keep it anonymous, I’ll have to relate the story in parable form. Imagine it was a wonderful book about a cat who wanted to have an adventure in the world, then encountered a big, mean, scary dog and, panicked, ran up a tree. Of course, once the cat got in the high branches, he was too scared to come down. The rest of the book is about how the community rallied to find a way to get the cat out of the tree.

The editor receives the manuscript then two months later sends a note, which says: “Looks good, but I’m thinking you should change the cat character into a horse.”

True fable.

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