Don Murray would be proud of me (I sincerely hope). Murray was big into revision–so much that he crafted a how-to book of writing titled The Craft of Revision. I should know–I taught it at least three semesters at the college level. If I had to condense Murray’s central point in that book, it would be something like this:
doing is not the product of thought, thought is the product of doing
Or: thinking does not produce action; action produces thought
His actual quote was something more along the lines of: “writing is not the product of thought; though is the product of writing.” In my experience, he’s correct.
I woke up this morning with a slight discomfort. Were the photos I posted last night good enough? Did they really reflect what I had seen? I looked at them and disappointment struck. Yesterday’s photos were not even close to the experience.
And another update. Will anybody see this: