I am lucky times two~ I get to write for teens and teach teens who are college freshmen. (I also teach older students at another college)
The University where I teach focuses its composition program on the importance of revision. Each student needs to revise each major paper at least three times. As a Professor, this requires a lot of reading and rereading. As a writer, this has reinforced to me how a written document is never a finished product and how it can always (even after publication) be improved.
I read somewhere that Picasso would try to improve his paintings even after they were displayed in museums. I am not sure if this is myth or truth, but I love that visual.
So everyone keep writing (and revising!)
I love this article about Jane Austen’s editor.
I don’t think editors ever get enough credit for their contributions to novels. My editor, Catherine Onder, t truly helped me drastically change my novel. I am forever in her debt. (And I am currently working onbook two with my amazing new editor Sarah Dotts Barley). So here’s a toast to great editors!