Writing vs. Editing

Writing is blue sky, open ocean, and unbounded expansion.

Editing is determining where the atmosphere ends, defining the contours of the coastline, and reining things in.


4 responses to “Writing vs. Editing

  1. Pingback: In Which the Writer is Too Tired to Make Sense « 12 Novels

  2. Brilliant and simple. Thank you.

  3. This is a really beautiful way of looking at the writing process! I’m off to the blue sky and open ocean tonight. 🙂

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