Leslie, I’m in the middle of revising chapter 2 based on your comments and I am so deeply touched at your care in crafting these rewrites. You’ve made this SUCH A BETTER BOOK, and me a BETTER STORYTELLER! I’m going through the dolphin story and am inspiring myself!
Here I am again, reading and incorporating your edits and once again I am in awe of what you have done for me and for this book! As I read your changes, I realize how good you are at this editing thing. I couldn’t begin to fathom what you are able to see in between the lines. I love what you did here: “Once again I left the shoe store in tears, gazing resentfully at my size 10 ‘gunboats.’” Oh, that is so good! “Gazing resentfully,” perfect addition!