I know this is quite unusual but what really motivates me to revise is when I'm writing with a pen I like and on narrowly lined paper so I can fit more text onto a page without wasting more paper.
I get satisfaction after writing down something that looks really neat, with a nice black pen. NOT those generic bic pens, but something more special...something like a fountain pen, although I get annoyed when I smudge my work, so I try to avoid them at all times. I like a nice, comfortable pen. One which allows me to write fast, fluently and quickly, without my handwriting looking too messy.
Also, when I start making notes, my handwriting begins neatly, but then gets messier and messier up to the point of illegibility.
Hmm do you do this too?
Do they actually matter?