First drafts for a majority of teenagers are usually their final drafts. They don’t know what a revision is unless someone shows them. I know this because I was once a high school teacher. Me, I go over a piece–an essay, poem, story or chapter–maybe 10, 20, 50 or 100 times before it becomes a final draft. Slow, man, slow is what I am. I constantly go over a piece because I want the reader to understand what I’ve written. I also want my writing to read as smooth as a rose petal, leaving an impression that this writer makes writing seem so effortless.
It’s important for me to revise and keep revising until I’m completely satisfied with what I’ve written.
Unlike most teenagers, my final drafts come after much revision because, to be honest, I don’t want to make a fool of myself.