“The Painted Bird” by Kosinski was one of my favorite books as a kid (although it was definitely an adult book).
And I agree with him.
“I would imagine that most writers revise, one way or another. Maybe they don’t revise as extensively on paper, but the process of writing is a process of inner expansion and reduction. It’s like an accordion: You open it and then you bring it back, hoping that additional sound – a new clarity – may come out. It’s all for clarity.”
~ JERZY KOSINSKI