My goal had been to review three essays three times over nine days. I’m afraid that has been too ambitious. I’m getting about 67% of one a day, and I’m falling behind. Good to know. This is all part of the process. I’m doing a lot more rearranging of material in these essays that I every had in prose pieces. I don’t know if this because I’m seeing things clearer or if my drafts are just messier than they used to be.
The one thing I’ve really love is a single red line drawn through a phrase, a sentence, or a paragraph. In this round I’ve done a whole page. It really quite liberating. I do this with poems all the time, but I’ve really enjoyed it with this prose round. Some parts, I’ve copied into a Notes file because I actually want to keep it, just not in this particular work. Again, revision is fun.