In a three-way interview with Alexandra Kleeman and Matthew Salesses at the The Rumpus, Carmiel Banasky discusses her debut novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop, the writing process, and the pain of editing:
In my very last copy edit, I cut my biggest darling: my prologue. I’d been talking about it with my editor for six months and I finally did it. Some little pieces made it into other chapters, but one image that I LOVED simply had no place in the book. If we really take this metaphor, which sometimes is phrased “kill your babies,” to its imagined conclusion, picture a frumpy, five-year-old child with a cowlick—it felt good to be rid of that heavy prologue, but—yeah.
Read the entire interview at The Rumpus.