When I finish a novel what I leave behind is a landmine of errors. Even one mistake feels akin to walking around, big grin on my face, with lipstick on my teeth. Angela Scott compares it to broccoli in your teeth in her wonderful post, Editors are a Necessity, NOT a Choice.
I also love Dean Wesley Smith’s humorous post about The New World of Publishing and his definition of writer vs. author. Where I agree with him is that a writer shouldn’t get hung up on promotion (they ought to Keep Writing the next novel and the next), though I’m not quite with him on skipping the external feedback and editors. I believe, at the very least, a manuscript should be error free (notwithstanding the occasional slip-up that inevitably happens).