I don’t know how many people reading this have written something, anything, that requires rewrites. I am personally on my fourth or fifth (and hopefully the last) of Sudden Death and am finding the work very hard going. Sort of like slogging through mud. My beta readers did a fantastic job finding errors, crumbs misplaced in the story line or even not developed sufficiently, and things left out. While this has led to the inevitable chapter by chapter fixin’, it has also led to backtracking and more rewriting. Slogging. I find myself wanting to write something, anything, for fun. To create, not recreate. Trying to stay on task is a constant effort.
I’d love to know how other people handle this. What tricks do you use to keep yourself interested and excited about the rewrite? Solutions, anyone?