The proof reading process threw up the fact that as set, the book had ten blank pages at the end.
The process works in multiples of sixteen.
Choices choices. To find another piece of work to fill those. Or, alternatively, to take out six pages.
I chose the latter, and have taken out two very short stories. On balance, and as Jen so wisely says, 'sometimes, less is more'.
My editorial assistant, Charlotte Chicken, is featured on the Salt Confidential Blog and on Jen's own blog at myspace... I hope this starts something.
Every writer needs an editorial chicken.