I think I've written the same scene at least three times. I wouldn't keep doing this to myself if it didn't get better each time. Which it does.
I solve one plot problem and three more crop up. It's like the Hydra.
I wonder if I should insert even more tension, but that just complicates matters even further.
And I am determined--or I thought I was--to have this draft finished by the end of June!
A friend and I were discussing this last week - the endless sucking whirlpool of editing / revision.
My advice? Revise through the draft with one goal in mind (perhaps to foreshadow / re-phrase a specific plotline). Get yourself to a 'clean draft', then go back with a new goal.
It sounds time consuming, but my experience has been, trying to fix everything at once becomes a jumble in your head that slowly, slowly vacuums you down until you can't remove your forehead from the desk-surface.
Or something like that.
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