Describing time of day
Am I doing something wrong with how I create a sense of time with my prose?
I have a professional free-lance editor to "clean up" my stories (I am a foreign born writer).
Her background is mainly in technical writing, and although I love how she edits my work, she drives me insane with her comments when it comes to exact time and dates in my children's stories.
I usually give days, or times, as morning, afternoon and evening to indicate when the actions are taking place. I also indicate the time of day in the setting - dusk, morning, bright sun, lunch-time, dinners - but she insists on technical descriptions.
I took a one year writing course with a well-known writer. I've been reading for the past three years tons of children's books, and I can't make it clear to her that it is within the setting - that words, not timetables, explain when actions take place.
Am I missing something here?
Thank you for your help,
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