Writerly Words of Wisdom for the Day. By De On September 13, 2007 In Uncategorized 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. Previous Buiding Blocks. Next Well, since you asked… 1 Comment Add Comment → Dale 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? September 13, 2007 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.