I am a sophomore at my high school right now, and basically everyone is dropping the question, "What do you want to do?" It's getting close to crunch time now. I've just finished with a big standardized test, and am taking the PSATs within the month. The PSATs like for you to give a major before taking the test as well. I know what I want to do. I want to be a novelist, but until I make it as a respectable writer, I need a steady job. I want to be a book editor. A developmental editor to be specific. (A developmental editor basically is a fresh pair of eyes. She does copyediting in the process, but her main duty is to make notes throughout the manuscript to improve it, such as content, presentation, and characterization. Flow of the writing is also an important job.) Problem is, I am an only child, so I dont have any advice from any older brother or sister to help me through. Basically my questions are as follows: • What would a good major be? (English? Literature? If Lit, what area specifically?) • What are the best colleges for these types of majors? --I am aiming for an Ivy League school, or somewhere prestigious like Notre Dame. Price is an important factor, so its an added bonus if the school gives generous scholorships. -I have been researching for about a month on the topic, and while I am starting to gain an outline, I cant help but think that some of the information I am gathering may be a bit biased and misleading. If anyone has any tips, please, please, PLEASE let me know!