I was surprised by some of my classmates' posts on the subject of revision. Several of them had a positive attitude, but that was because they are already writers and have learned the value of 're-vision'. One of them even said he tends to revise too much and runs the risk of losing the purpose of his piece. My response was very different, I was very resistant to the idea of revision.
My problem so far in this course has been perfectionism. When I post my rough draft, I want it pretty near perfect. This makes for some nice peer reviews, but more than a little stress. The stress actually makes me work harder. Hm...perhaps it would be best to make up my mind.
Now I see that revision can be an enjoyable part of the process of writing. Indeed, you can revisit the same piece and rewrite it for different purposes and audiences. The piece itself isn't 'cast in stone' and only usable for one purpose. If it is a good idea it can be improved, used again in a different way or be a source of inspiration for yet more pieces.