is not only to pay attention to our world but also to use the materials of the world in extraordinary ways. To do this, we must uncover the subtle design, the "figure in the carpet" that is woven into even the most everyday events. Often we must proceed without knowing what form the work will finally take. We write our way into the question, into the mystery. Writing begets more writing; meaning grows on the page."
Revision isn't an admission of defeat. Nor is it about fixing something that's broken. Revision is re-vision, re-seeing, re-imagining. It's an opportunity to view your work through new eyes.
"I've just exposed the skeleton of a big squid-like essay I've been working on..."