An editor doesn’t just alert you to mistakes in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation; editing goes way beyond that. Your story needs to be consistent, factually correct, clear, and succinct. This might sound obvious, but when you are dealing with a 90,000-word novel, there are plenty of ways to muck it up on every single page.
Horror is life, real life in its most raw physical nature, but simultaneously abstract. It is everything boiled down into spine-tingling minutes and seconds that require one to make decisions that could change everything. I write horror for many reasons but mostly because of all genres, it is the only one that sticks to me [...]