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10/03/2007

I Heart First Drafts

I've probably blogged this thought seven or eight times before, but I'll say it again. Revision gives me little joy. I love composing and first draft writing, which almost always feel creative, new, fun, and energizing.

Revision, not so much. I love being done with revisions. But going back to a piece of writing and actually engaging in the work of revision seems, well, slower. Even when making big-time changes, I don't usually capture that feeling of newness.

2 comments:

Nels said...

I'm the exact opposite. I hate drafting and love, love, love revision. Funny how things work that way.

bdegenaro said...

Nels:
Yeah, no doubt. I can't fathom feeling the opposite way. Funny.