Here's a writer-blog I found via Google+ (where I'm Jacqueline Lichtenberg ) and it may be just what you need to get your sense of humor booted up. She is absolutely correct about Editor = Boss, as those of you who've read my series on Editing know. Here's #7 in the Editing series, with links to prior posts at the top:
So here's an excerpt from Miriam Foster's blog entry - click to find the rest of what she's said:
Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.: Adventures in line edits, part 2: Learning to own my book: Adventures in line edits, part 2: Learning to own my book
So... in case you didn't know, I'm a bit of a people-pleaser, especially when it comes to authority figures. I hate disappointing people, and I HATE upsetting my boss. And for a while there, in my head, the equation went like this.
Editor = Boss.
Which meant I wanted to do everything in my power to make my editor happy. There were a list of things I knew I was willing to fight for (and we'd already discussed them) but everything else was negotiable and I put enormous pressure on myself to do it right.
So when the second round of line edits showed up and there were things that I had tried to fix that still needed tweaking, and my editor started making small suggestions I wasn't comfortable with or didn't know what to do with, I had a meltdown.
... read more at Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes: