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.