|Oh wow, this is just soooo "right on!" The more I read the faster I read, thinking to myself, "Yes, yes, that is so true!"
Every single piece of writing I have had published, even after I had already done a complete editing job with them, still could have been made better had I just revised once more prior to considering it finished. I must admit, however, that I don't think I'd have the mental stamina to revise something 50 times, as Robert Frost did, lol.
One of the problems we writers have, I believe, is that by the time we get done researching and writing, aside from a "quickie" revision to fix any glaring problems, we honestly just do not WANT to deal with it any longer. Not to our advantage, to be sure, but I guess that's human nature. The fact that you wrote this at least makes me feel better that I'm not alone in this regard.
Thank you for taking the time to write this. It really is excellent and I hope many people will be encouraged to be more professional by taking your advise to heart.
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