So I figured out what pushes me through revision, after revision, after revision . . . . My eagerness to get on to the next story impatiently waiting to be told. I notice some writers have several things going at once–a couple of novels, a few short stories. I’m not sure how they do it. I can’t. One thing at a time, please. Divide loyalties does not a healthy manuscript make. I’m loopy enough as it is, I don’t need to push myself over the edge, thank you very much.
Revision on romance novel goes well, better than I expected, especially since I have figured out the end. But it’s a romance, you say. Piece of cake. They live happily ever after. Not so fast, I say. There is happily ever after–who gives a fig? Not a good happily ever after, that one. Must do better . . . so I revise some more until I get to HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I’m getting there . . . .