On September 13, 2007
If writing a first draft of a novel is like running a marathon, doing revisions is like defusing a nuclear bomb. While running a marathon.
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So I have a question. I haven’t done any creative writing in a looong time so I can’t really feel your pain when you’re talking about revising and editing a story.
BUT, I’m curious why it’s such a painful process. Isn’t it like putting on the final, finishing touches on a project? Working out all the little kinks, putting in a few polishing touches removing some things that don’t work. So that you end up with a completed piece you feel satisfied with?
What am I missing about the process that makes it difficult?
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