|photo by Lightning Lee|
(Maybe he gets all the words right the first time...)
I'm working on a piece that needs lot of tearing apart (the crappy parts) and a great deal of building up (the weaker and the fairly-decent parts).
One of the "Donalds" (Graves or Murray, I can remember which) said that writing is "as much deconstruction as construction." He claims that we spend as much time scratching out and deleting as we do actually writing.
What is it about the revising process that you love? Or perhaps it's a relationship filled with pure venom? In that case, what is it about revising that you hate?