Hi; this is my first post and I am working on my first autobiographical novel. I've done 60,000 words and it is pouring out of me like nothing else. The advice I am after is there value in going back over what you have written. Should i go and do one or several re-writes? What I've written is from the gut which i think is most important thing in any form of art. I don't want to polish it until it has no teeth. If the source material is good what do you guys do with your work? Do you allow someone to read it and have their say? I'd appreciate any advice from people who have done this before. Cheers, Ste.