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After how many tweaks and revisions do you finally just let your HUB alone?
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
hello! i try to proof read and re-write my hubs at least 2 times before publishing...and then i just do it! i am someone who could spend hours and hours re-wording and fixing grammatical errors....and then i'd never get any hubs done! i say put it down...re-read a few times, fix grammar and see if your point is clear and then just print! too much time re-reading and re-writing can drive one crazy!
I write it, edit it, and then publish. That's it, no revisions. I occasionally add something, but that's rare
I almost feel as though the ability to infinitely edit your hubs is a curse. I find myself constantly wanting to add, subtract or change things. Maybe as I write more and more hubs I will leave the earliest ones alone...we'll see.
To me a piece of writing is never finished. It is alive and fluid, and as many times as I read it, I can see possibilities for additions and variations and unending changes. Of course at some point a writer must say, "That's it, enough!" turn it loose, and let it be in some wriggling, unfinished state. At that point, you usually have a pretty decent piece of writing on your hands.
The most difficult thing about any writing is being satisfied with a "finished" piece. The rule of let it lie in a drawer for a week, or two, then reread it and the needed revisions will be obvious theoretically can go on forever!
Write it and perfect it grammatically (yes, writing needs to be grammatical!): be happy with the flow of it, the sound of it, the look of it, then just revisit it later to check for typos and small errors, their/there, your/you're, etc.
If you love writing, you'll enjoy the revision, too! And be happy that HubPages allows you to edit; lots of writing sites don't give you that capacity, which can be very frustrating when you revisit and see a typo!
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Something happened to me today that I have not experienced before.I did some "gardening" and revision work on one of my featured Hubs... and I was "done editing" it stopped being "featured"...
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