Seriously, I’ve been doing this for twenty-five years; you would think I would be over the initial resistance of changing things the editor suggests. My words! My precious words!
At this point, I’ve mostly given up. I read the edits, I pout internally that my brilliance is not immediately recognized, I swear I won’t change a thing, I stomp away for an hour… and somehow that’s enough that when I come back and read the edits again, they seem perfectly reasonable, and do, in fact, make the words better.
I suspect all I can hope for at this point is to speed that process up, rather than skipping it completely.

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