There are still some people think that once you have typed “The End” the job of an author is done. I have stopped being surprised when people tell me their book only needs proofreading, because they have been through it themselves once already.
If any of you don’t understand why a draft is not ready for proofreading after a single read through, I suggest you read On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. It is easy to read and full of practical information about the real world faced by authors.
For a quicker idea of what happens after the first draft, try this post.
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