Before the editor

A quick blog post to point out that Diana Gabaldon posts bits and pieces of her works in progress… I assume before they see an editor.

It’s a dirty secret between authors that nothing is good in its first draft. Authors who say they don’t re-write are almost certainly lying. I’m sure Diana re-works these pieces before she posts them, and after so many years and so many books, her only disadvantage against a “real” editor is that she’s revising her own stuff… still, the practiced eye can pick out the rough spots.

Here is a link to the most recent post from her.

My stuff is of course all me, all the time. Some day I will have an editor. Some day.

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