A Spider's World
Have you ever stepped outside into a cold morning to find that your garden has been spun into a new world of silver threads and pearl droplets? Think about how hard those tiny spiders have worked to create this masterpiece. Look at the photograph above and imagine only one strand of the web. Now imagine that strand is the first draft of your novel, short story, poem or whichever creative masterpiece you have just finished writing.
Now it's time to build your web. Editing is the job of going round and round, reworking, re-writing, correcting, enhancing, adding and subtracting, developing and enriching. It's like building a spider's world.