Today’s quote is a little advice about putting some distance between yourself and what you write before picking it up to review it again:
Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially.
The only part I must disagree with, though, is the advice not to let your “author” friends see your work. That strikes me as either a little paranoid or a missed opportunity to get some valuable feedback. That, after all, is why they have writer’s groups. (Some day I may yet join one, when I have time to dedicate to it.)