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Which do you prefer: creating or revising - NYT piece
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Eugenia Kim
April 2015
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Eugenia Kim
April 2015

What's More Important? < link to article

What strikes me most in this article is that Thomas Mallon says he revises his book SIX TIMES. What?!?!?? In my corner, it's more like 60-100 times, all told. Nuts! 

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  • Kathleen Ormond

    By far I enjoy the creation of the story the most, giving life to the characters who forge the voice and direction of the story and rattle around in my soul for years. Of course revisions are never ending and quite possibly could keep a manuscript from ever being completed. There are thousands of ways to convey regret, anger, joy or pain. I have labored over a descriptive text for hours until that moment of realization when one sits back and smiles with satisfaction.

    I prefer to revel in the creative process, the joy I find in writing, and leave technical revisions to the professionals.