I laugh (internally) when I hear authors speak, and they mention how they revise their work two, maybe even three, times. I laugh because I'm thinking that I revise twenty-five times, and then keep on at it. Maybe this is something I will get better at as I write more? Less revisions? Or maybe I should just take more time between revisions. And sometimes I feel I could spend my whole life revising just one work.
But I have to ask - are these authors really telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Are they revising while they write their first draft? Does their work only really require two or three revisions? Or is this the point at which they feel it is submission-worthy (which is still way off from mine)?