I've been working on an essay the past few weeks, first in my head, then in my journal and yesterday on the computer. By my count, that puts me at three drafts; I'm going to dive into the fourth revision tonight. Wish me well.
Quote for the Week
As a novelist, I have learned from long experience that writing is rewriting. First drafts are ragged hollow things that need to be revised, rephrased and rethought again and again until something transcendent occurs on the page; until the story becomes life.
Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect.