The Promise Redeemed

I have been working with a friend who has had writer’s block. Just as an FYI for anyone struggling with this, a really great book is Stephen Koch’s Modern Library Writer’s Workshop and in that book he has a whole chapter about revision, but the most important part was where he said that your first draft is a promise and that revision is that promise redeemed.

I find it to be a very comforting thought — and I felt his advice is excellent. I am using it for my own second draft process.

Exactly. This is a very good thought that allows to write faster.

Very nice, especially since I’m in the middle of revisions (for my dissertation–not a fiction piece, but they are revisions nevertheless!). A promise redeemed. Yes, I like that!