For Tuesday, December 15, 2015:
“Revision is one of the true pleasures of writing. I love the flowers of afterthought.”
Well, I think I finally finished the first draft of my novel-in-progress this morning! It’s taken almost a year to reach this point, and I’m excited, both that I’ve come to this milestone and that I can start the revisions soon.
Like Malamud I love to revise. After I let the first draft sit for a while, and I wait for feedback from my trusted reader, I’ll start my favorite part in the process of writing a book. It seems almost intimate to me. I get to revisit friends and locations that have become dear to me. I hope I’ll be in a position to listen to them better, and I can help their flowers of afterthought bloom more fully.