Lately I’ve been working on a little over a dozen poems that I started a few months back.
Editing is no one’s favorite element of writing a successful piece, and I certainly don’t enjoy editing without peer advice, but I’ve been doing it pretty intently since last week.
I picked up a habit/tip from my senior sem professor that I didn’t do in college; I print everything and then edit in ink pen before I look at the online document again. It sounds like (and pretty much is) a total waste of paper and/or a super anti-environmentally friendly move, but it really does help my process.
There’s about seven drafts of each work (aside from those that have been added along the way), and each one is slightly different than the last, but somehow, I’m still not 100% happy with any of them. I also have yet to title most of them, which my poetry professor would probably not approve of (and I like her stance on titles).
I guess this is my long round about way of saying keep up the good work fellow writers and/or push through creative droughts because that’s what I’m doing right now.