A note on revising

Revising. We all must do it.

A writer’s work is never truly finished. Ask any author and I’m sure they’d agree.

Lately I’ve been polishing up my manuscript from the NaNoWriMo. There is simply so much to do. However, with each new draft, each new word or phrase, the outcome is stronger.

Some people might fear the “red pen” but I really do enjoy the process (even though I wish I had more time in the day to work on it!)

My critique group is a wonderful group who have helped me immensely in my writing and story telling. All through their “red ink.” So on we go a-revisin’ and reworkin’ all the live-long day.

We must learn through our mistakes and grow as writers and people.

What are your thoughts on the revising process? Do you love it? Hate it?

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  • I don’t hate it, just wish I could get it right the first time. 🙂

  • I agree with you there, Sandy! When I think of the days before computers – even before typewriters and the true meaning of the phrase “copy and paste,” I’m grateful now that it’s much easier to revise, if we don’t get it right the first time!