Not saying I wouldn't love to hear those words. I don't think there's an author alive who wouldn't but edits are part of the deal. I can handle my friend's edits more easily than my sister's. When Tammy gives her opinion and I have to fight my defensiveness. She's criticizing my baby. Telling me it has something ugly that needs to be fixed. I try to explain why it's the way it is but there's no explaining away anything that the reader doesn't understand.
And even after I finish, tuck this baby in an envelope and wave goodbye as the post office takes it off to the big publishing house in the city, I can expect it to come home for more edits. :)
I'm not a beginning to end writer. I write about 75% of the book and then come back to layer in more of the story in the form of description. I'm an auditory writer. My characters talk to me so I write dialogue. I can't speak for other authors but I recognize I have problems and work at improving my craft. I have one full bookcase of writing books that I've collected over the past thirty plus years but I still buy more.
So there's a little glance into Terry's writing world. It's crazy at times but I thank God for giving me the ability to create stories. I love it!!!