I’ll be honest, I’ve gotten used to being able to do this, too.
However, I’ve realised that the current simplicity of Write.As might be a refreshing “back to basics”.
A workaround might be to publish your blog as a newsletter that you’ll send out, and then make tweaks afterwards by ‘editing’ the published piece. For example, I like to write “from, Jas” to sign-off from my posts, but then would delete this afterwards. I’ve been doing this with my existing Ghost blog, which also serves as an all-in-one blog and newsletter.
Honestly, I think long-term I would much rather have an all-in-one blog/newsletter to keep things steamlined/minimal, so Write.As’s functionality could be a blessing in disguise for me.
@matt: could I delete this “from Jas” line straightaway, or would I have to wait? I read on another thread that there’s a 15-minute lag on hitting ‘publish’ and emails sending.