When it comes to writing, no one should ever just take the first draft as the final draft because we need to be certain that it sounds okay, grammar and punctuation is correct, spelling errors, and things like that. We should know going in that whatever we write down (or type) that we will go back and read over what’s been said to make sure it looks okay. Even if we are one of those lucky people who gets it right the first time through, most of us must do this.
Editing can be a tedious thing sometimes but if we look to the end goal then it can be our motivating factor to continue making as many revisions as the work requires to get it just right.
For me, I’ve made many revisions to the beginning of my fiction book to the point I honestly don’t know how many times I’ve gone through it. The thing is because of all the time and energy I’ve put into it, it’s now at a point where I feel the most confident I’ve ever felt. I know that I finally have a great starting point for my book. It finally has that hook on the first page to draw the reader in. It’s kind of exciting to know because it means all my hard work, and of course all those who’ve helped me along the way as well, has paid off.