There is nothing "magical" about doing three to six months of revisions on your novel. It's hard work. The first drafts of manuscripts, like the personalities of the chronically unaware, are raw, unrefined messes. To put first drafts out into the world is not only naïve but careless. They are almost always ineffective and even embarrassing when read a few years down the road. It is only in the subsequent drafts, where the true gold of a piece can be found.
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