So she walks into my store, kinda timid like, but pokes her way up to the counter.
“Can I help you, miss?” I ask, tapping my ash into the shattered husk of one of my wares.
“I’m looking for a few worlds I can connect together. I’m hoping to publish a collection of stories about killer plants.” She smiles. Now that she’s talking, she’s picked up some confidence.
“Ah. You’re an editor,” I answer. “Well, we got all types of worlds here. How many you looking for?”
She considers. “I’m thinking ten to twenty, depending how big they are.”
“Right. Well, let’s see what we got here.” And I turn to gaze on the shelves behind me. See, lots of people string together words and create worlds. Not every world is great, but many are by the time they get to me. The problem isn’t the words or the creators. The problem is connecting the world with an editor just right. They’re usually looking for something specific, even though they don’t always know what they’re looking for. Continue reading “She’s Looking for Something Special”