When I began freelance writing nine years ago, I got nervous to receive the editor's first set of comments. I wanted every article or piece of writing I submitted to be perfect; I longed for the editor to say, "Wow, Jessica, I didn't have to change a word! You get a GOLD STAR!"
I believed fewer edits meant I was a better writer and that, in turn, my piece of writing was the best it could be.
I was wrong.