In the 3 1/2 plus years since I started my novel Anzu, I would say I have been writing for about one third of the time; the rest has been spent with revision.
Not that I have kept track. It could be three quarters revision.
Writers talk about this in their blogs and essays. Famous authors have said they were poor writers, but brilliant editors.
It will just get better each time, we are told.
I hope this is true. The current draft of Anzu is way different from the first.
I refreshed the first 8 chapters on this site today.
If you are not curious about that, perhaps you will enjoy a picture of me with an accordion, given to us recently by a friend who played it when she was a little girl.
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