On her blog Justine Larbalestier, author of the Magic or Madness trilogy, asked if writers would prefer great editing or great publicity for their books. I've been sitting on this link for over a week now, mulling over the comments, trying to figure out how I would answer it if I were a writer. On one hand, if I had a really strong reader group who helped iron out all the plot wrinkles before my writing ever saw an editor then the lure of more publicity money would make sense. But on the other, look at all the books who've found fame with little or no traditional publicity help? Would more money have helped in these situations?
Given that many of you are writers out there, what do you think?