Is it good idea to test first chapters for feedback?
Is it normal to post chapter 1 and 2 with a placeholder title without cover just to get some feedback?
or should I do it somewhere else and only post finished product in here?
Is it normal to edit after pressing the submit button, or is it a length process and is not recommended.
or is it better to just resubmit after getting confidence about my first initial chapters?
thank you for answering.
If you decide to post and want to drum up critiques, I would suggest asking around the Reviewing; Tips & Discussion or Writing Tips forums. Also, Lone's Guide to Building Traction is phenomenal.
As a reader only, I can't speak for how often authors go back and edit chapters, or how often they end up scrapping and restarting a story entirely.
When you proofread yourself you miss so many mistakes just because you know what you mean in your sentences and your brain automatically fixes thoses mistakes before you notice them.
Plus you are sometimes surprised as to what people focus on. They sometimes focus on the tiniest detail and miss on all the hints you are leaving left and right.
Having a beta reader to bounce ideas on is one of the things I'll ask Santa for. ^^