Saturday, September 08, 2007

Amy's response to my last post

to which I would like to draw particular attention:

Perhaps all of those happy writers should send their darling editors gift certificates to fabulous restaurants, rather than another fruit basket. Your thoughts?


We've never met, Amy, but I'm sure if we did we would be good, good friends.


David L. McAfee said...

um....don't most writers make even less?

Jill Myles said...

Most writers have a dayjob. Editing IS her dayjob. Therein lies the difference. :)

David L. McAfee said...

Excellent point.
Didn't think of that.

The Writers' Group said...

Thanks, EA! Next time I'm in NYC, I'll buy you lunch and you can show me where to buy green dresses.

Dave, if your advance doesn't afford you a gift certificate, you could always send your editor's publisher a hand-written note gushing about your editor's brilliance. That might, just might, be better.


Heather said...


Maprilynne said...

For me, personally, I'd love a fruit basket because I adore fruit. But I'm kind of a weirdo.

So yes, gift cert. are the way to go IMHO because then the gift-ee can choose what they want.