One great thing about being a writer is that you have the opportunity to retry; something that in our day-to-day lives we do not often have the choice, or chance to do so.
Of course revising is just something that comes with being a writer. We revise, revise, and revise until we either give up or get it right.
On Friday I experimented with a particular scene in my screenplay that I’ve been struggling with, but now I think I know the direction I want to take this scene in; however that will involve a bit of editing throughout the rest of the screenplay… But no matter.
You know I once heard a saying about a writer and it was something like this, “Writers are like scientists; they experiment with their work until they find the proper solution to make their work a success.” That may have been paraphrased a bit, but that was that general idea behind the saying. I don’t think I’ve really quite understood that saying fully until now.
As writers we do, do a lot of experimenting; some are successful and some of them crash and burn miserably, but the end results are always positive.
Revising may be a grueling process but they’re definitely worth every second of the time that is put into them.