Karen Ball edited The Note, and she did a wonderful job. I specifically remember that she had me amp up the emotional wattage at the end–I tend to be practical first, romantic second. 🙂 (As if you couldn’t tell.) Karen was right in her nudge for me to make the characters more emotional at the ending. (I think the movie amps it up even a little more . . .)
And I just remembered something else about The Note. The novel released in early 2001, and it’s about a plane crash. It also mentions the World Trade Center towers, because I remember having to do a bit of research about the towers–one of the peripheral characters has an office there.
Anyway, on September 11, 2001, I was at Lori Copeland’s house in Missouri. And after we watched the Trade Center Towers fall, I felt an odd sense of deja vu–I had just written about them, I thought. It had been over a year before, but still . . .
Lori and I went to the closest Wal-Mart and I found a copy of The Note in a book rack. I flipped through the pages, and there it was–the World Trade Center towers. And a plane crash.
Not exactly prophetic, but enough to send a shiver down my spine.
Tomorrow: Results and reader reaction