a word on revision

I found this fantastic quote while skimming through No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty. ... And I roared. If you've ever been in the throes of revision, this just might bless you:

When you realize that most novels on the bookstore shelf were not rewritten once but numerous times, you will begin to see why even the youngest professional novelists have the skittish, prematurely aged appearance of people who have endured a lifetime of unspeakable tragedies.

Why thank you, Chris Baty. You nailed it.

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