“Writing is an iterative process,” they say.
What are we iterating towards?
How polished and refined does a finished, published piece need to be?
If it’s not a scientific paper, does it really benefit from the polishing?
If it’s your story in the raw, wouldn’t we want some rough edges to it to hold onto?
Can we put a rough draft of ourselves out there? Could there be more for others to hold onto in that case?