Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
– Josh Billings
After finishing a draft, no matter how rough, I almost always put it aside for a while. It doesn’t matter if it’s a story or a novel, I find that when it’s still fresh in my mind I’m either thoroughly sick of its flaws or completely blind to them. Either way, I’m unable to make substantive edits of any value.
– Leslie Jamison