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Today I want to talk about rewriting a novel. I honestly suck at it. I really hate rewriting/editing a novel. Revision and I don't exactly get along. A first draft is supposed to be rough and I like writing them, but I have trouble cutting those excess scenes and finding those plot holes to fill in. I just don't "get" it.
Since NaNo is finished, I am stuck with the task of revising a novel, though I have three others which needed edited too. I just can't find a way which works.
I do have a critique partner and she's amazing, but I'm just still not good at revising.
Anyone have some advice on how to edit in a way that doesn't make you want to pull out all of your hair and eat 5 lbs of chocolate every time you look at it? Help, please!