Bottom line is this... if all you want is to write for fun then don't worry about editing. BUT if you EVER desire to get published get used to editing! Maybe 1/10th of a percent of ALL writers can publish a first draft. And these are the MASTERS of the written word. They know formulations for putting stroies togeather like scientists know equations for nuclear physics! EVERYBODY else should edit their work for publication (of have it edited). Stephen King goes through at least 2 drafts. Issac Asimov went trhough a minimum of 3 for his great works. Most published authors will tell you that until you rewrite something for the third time the story is incomplete by it's very nature. I have been in the process of editing the SAME book for over 16 years now. I wrote it back when I was 16. Needless to say I still like the context of the story... I just hate the content. It SHOWS it was penned by a boy of 16. And it wouldn't sell. So I rework it and rework it until I get something I like. Two of the 20 revisions were worth a damn. And I didn't like those versions enough to publish. And let me tell you something, when you rewrite a book that is comprised of over 350 pages (about that anyway, don't remember anymore) more than once you understand why talented writers can ask for the big bucks! heh heh heh
No that I got that out of my system... Angel, my sweet soeur. I think you should revise this poem. Not that I don't like already. But as you nip and trim the poem it will blossom like a rose. A groomed rose always looks so much better than a wild rose. There is a reason for that. And a love poem should not be "wild"... it should be gentle and "groomed". That is my opinion anyway. But don't sit down to rewrite it. Just sit down and let the mood take you again, to the place where the poem was spawned in your breast... to the state of mind that will guide the creative process and make the poem revise itself. :wink: Sure, this may sound like Re-typical mystical mumbo-jumbo. But I swear to you this place exists. And it is the fountain-head of imagination and art of all kinds! And that's my final word for this post.