For me, this great news has also inspired a necessary pause for reflection and revision. Rereading this piece for revision has reminded me of the great work I've been lucky enough to have been a part of in Tucson, although re-reading my writing, even when it's been accepted (albeit with revisions), draws my attention to the places I really want to strengthen given this amazing opportunity.
Revision is good and necessary work. It reminds me of a writing insight a creative writing professor once told me about the balancing-act a writer walks between feeling confident about a piece and severely doubting oneself. As a composition teacher, I would revise that bit of insight by adding that revision is the process that makes the tight-rope feel wider while also providing the writer with one of those bars to increase steadiness.
(From the film Man on a Wire)
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