But I hated it. Loathed and despised. I felt like it threw off the balance of the book, as if it was kind of tacky and soaked in worn-out fantasy tropes. (It's a scene that takes place in Hell, in which two devils have a showdown while a poet and a prince look on.)
I kicked and thrashed and whined while I wrote it, and I've been whinging about it ever since.
I loaned allaboutm_e a manuscript copy of W&W.
...it's her favorite scene in the book.
...yanno, I still don't like it. But.
I am willing to admit in public that Liz was right.
(which is not to say that editors are *always* right. but sometimes, one's unsung genius may be unsung because of its startling resemblance to a blind spot. as it were.)