Two Nothing you write is perfect

I know this comes as a shock; it's a shock to me every time I finish a book and find that it still needs work. But you cannot let the fact that your editor will want rewrites on what you thought was a finished book (and she will) shake you. No matter how good you are, you editor will be able to spot places where you were lazy or sloppy or didn't think consequences through carefully. She will find ways to make your book better. This is her job. Don't give her a hard time for doing it. Remember that in the long run, she's making you look brilliant, and however tough this whole process might be for your ego right now, you will be the primary beneficiary when you get through it.

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