Apologies if this topic has already been covered. I know next to nothing about publishing, so my question may be obvious and or naive. If your story is a whole is good, and the beginning is good enough to hook an agent/editor, will the agent/editor be forgiving if some small sections later on in your manuscript need slight improvements? If so, how forgiving? Let's say your 1000th paragraph has some small pacing issues? What if one your characters needs work in multiple section? Any insight would be great. Thanks, guys. *I just realized this is a poor thread title. It should be something like, "how forgiving will an agent/editor be?"