Some of you know that my current work in progress is in the hands of my editor. Today she sent an email with this:
“This is really clever. Seriously clever. You’ve got 2 sequels — chapters 2 and 3 — to chapter 1, that lead seamlessly as a pair to chapter 4. Really really really well done, and something you should use at some time in the future when you give a class on how to break rules to benefit the story.”
Do you think I should tell her it was a fluke, or let her continue thinking I’m brilliant?