Although I'm technically on hiatus, this Letter of Note seemed a timely one to share, considering it's the 4th of July.
In October 1924 F. Scott Fitzgerald had completed the first draft of The Great Gatsby, which would eventually come to be regarded as one of the great American novels. He sent the first draft to his editor Maxwell Perkins with suggestions for alternative titles. Six months later, the novel as we know it was published.
P.S. Sticking with supposedly great American novels, I'll be reviewing A Place in the Sun (based on An American Tragedy) soon after I get settled.