The first draft is the most fun.The second draft is when it all starts to come together.The third draft is the hardest, because this is the draft that has to get shorter.But it's all so necessary, you protest to yourself. It will all be ruined if every detail isn't in place.

Yet sometimes I am guilty of lingering too long, and there is power in brevity, so maybe I will leave out everything after the

 

The first draft is the most fun.

The second draft is when
it all starts to come together.

The third draft is the hardest
because this is the draft
that has to get shorter.

But it’s all so necessary
you protest to yourself.
It will all be ruined
if every detail isn’t in place.

Yet sometimes I am guilty
of lingering too long
and there is power in brevity
so maybe I will leave out
everything after the