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fanfic writing poll

As I happily start revisions of my story in progress, having conquered the Agonizing First Draft, I find myself curious about other people's views on drafting vs. editing.

This poll is geared towards fanfic, but you could also take it if you only write original fiction.

Anyone who writes should feel free to answer; it doesn't matter whether you're on my flist/circle or not.


1) Which do you find easier?

Writing the first draft
13(30.2%)
Revising/editing a draft
20(46.5%)
They're both about the same
10(23.3%)

2) Which do you find more enjoyable (or at least less agonizing)?

Writing the first draft
16(37.2%)
Revising/editing a draft
11(25.6%)
They're both about the same
16(37.2%)

3) Writing, in general:

Is hell. Why do I do this?
10(15.9%)
Is difficult but worth it
22(34.9%)
Is an enjoyable challenge
28(44.4%)
Is a lark! Why do people agonize over it?
1(1.6%)
Other, which I may choose to explain in comments
2(3.2%)

4) What's your favorite part of writing?

Getting the initial idea
7(16.3%)
Plotting
2(4.7%)
Developing the emotional situation
6(14.0%)
Creating characters' backstory
3(7.0%)
Character interaction
11(25.6%)
Building on (or twisting) canon
9(20.9%)
Creating original characters in an established world
0(0.0%)
Inventing funny situations or lines
0(0.0%)
Describing hot sex
0(0.0%)
Posting the damn thing and getting comments
3(7.0%)
Other, which I may choose to explain in comments
2(4.7%)

5) Pick one:

Michael Fassbender
8(19.0%)
January Jones
3(7.1%)
Jennifer Lawrence
2(4.8%)
James McAvoy
6(14.3%)
Who are these people?
23(54.8%)
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