Never dismiss editing. If [writing] is like a katana, then drafting is like the initial forging that gives the weapon its weight. The EDITING, however; the editing is like the endless refolding that follows. Correct editing will fashion your words into a sharpened edge, able to easily slice apart ignorance and falsity. The willingness to edit will separate a writer from a drafter.
(In fact, I think this could be applied to anything, not just writing.) 😉