Anti-American Novel from Japan

On a lark, I responded to an email from a writer seeking an editor on Japan’s Craigslist. She said she was looking for an experienced editor for her novella (a short novel of about 35,000 words.) I responded and received a reply back that was interesting, if not honest.

She told me flat-out the fact that I was a naval officer was not going to work. But she said it would be due to my disgust of the subject matter. Her novella was against the American military and her perception concerning the lack of honor of some of our members. I thanked her for her honesty. That could have been painful. I really am not looking for any more projects, but it caught my eye. Time to put that thing on a strict 24-hour watch. My eye, that is…