picture from flickr creative commons by TaylorMilesRevision is hard. I'm in the middle of one right now. It takes dogged determination to get through a little bit everyday. The thrill and magic of the first draft is gone, now it's all about craft.
I like looking at this dude as I plug away at the ms, hoping I'm making things better instead of worse. My new wip has a donkey in it, and I'm really getting fond of them. What patience, what perseverance, what attitude! If this creature can get up that hill with his stupid load then I can get this revision done. I can't wait to get back to him and the new story, but I've work to do first.
One more chapter revised today. Nearly there, buddy. Don't vanish while I get this thing finished!