As writers, our mission is to turn our tiny seeds of an idea and make them bloom in a way that makes us proud.
At first, our drafts are a mess, usually full of leaves, dead branches, and other detritus.
But after putting our story through several more drafts and letting our critique partners tear it to bits, we hope for something a bit more like this.
A good start, but our story still needs more time and polishing. So we throw ourselves into our story, trying to make it the best it can be, all in the hope that one day, when readers open our book, this is what they will see.