…ople in the stories, the sources, the audience—everyone is given a walloping by this kind of story. Some of my most irritating, frustrating, saddening moments as a writer have been when my editors stuck to their ideas over mine — for example, being balled out by Tim Berners-Lee for something a desk editor did to my story and having to suck it up.
I don’t know if I find this comforting or horrifying. I’m only about 5 years into this public writing with editors. To learn that this isn’t a new problem…relief or horror? I’m leaning to horror.