Came across this quote by Naomi Shihab Nye
If a teacher told me to revise, I thought that meant my writing was a broken-down car that needed to go to the repair shop. I felt insulted. I didn’t realize the teacher was saying, “Make it shine. It’s worth it.” Now I see revision as a beautiful word of hope. It’s a new vision of something. It means you don’t have to be perfect the first time. What a relief!
Since am busy revising today, those are exactly the words I needed to hear. What about you, do you love or hate revising?
I find some stories exceptionally hard to revise: one of my short stories “Maya Niwas” took me two years to write and revise and is finally published in this anthology by Marshall and Cavendish.Another story found a home this new year at Muse India. The Mercedes went through an year of polishing from the 1st draft to the 10th. Revising, writing, and reading has taken over my life to the extent that I forget once in a while that I run blogs. Not very professional, that.
With the second anniversary of this blog approaching this week, I need to figure out a schedule for Amlokiblogs. Got some good suggestions on #blogchat on twitter. Would appreciate a few here as well.
PLEASE weigh in, ye experienced blogfriend/s of mine, who make me envious with thy blogging panache!
😀 I’ve been lousy with my blog-browsing as well, and the New year resolve is to visit more blogs as frequently as I can! Happy New Year and virtual hugs all around!