I just read Joe Abercrombie's blog for today, 20 August 2013—find it on his website dot com. He's talking about editing quickly. He's writing a trilogy, and his publishers want the first book very soon, but he's concerned that he might want to make changes later on, and by that time the first book will be cast in stone. That's what happens when you are a successful author with a contract, isn't it. Your writing schedule is no longer your own. He's not complaining, just telling it like it is. But I only hope this pressure doesn't cause him to write a story that isn't quite what he wants it to be. Having time to develop a story properly AND make changes if necessary, is pretty much required, as far as I'm concerned. No wonder some first books end up being the best ones an author produces. So that's what happens when you get a publishing contract! Unless you're the kind of writer who can churn 'em out to order, this might be more of a weight than a blessing, long-term. I do wish publishers would ease off a bit, and realise that sacrificing quantity for quality can often be the best option.