This is a good thing though because I can see many places I can improve and I have a plan of what I want to do. Plus, I was really excited to start this revision because I didn't have to start from scratch this time. Writers always like to remind you: You can't revise a blank page. Thank goodness, I thought, that I wouldn't have to rewrite everything this time around.
Yeah, except now I'm wondering if starting with a new, crisp, white, blank page (i.e. computer screen) would be preferable to revising the beginning of this novel.
It's hard! (I know, cue all writers--duh!) I somehow tricked myself into thinking it would be easier this time around. Instead I find myself feeling paralyzed with indecision. Should I cut this sentence? Start with a different one? I like the idea of this paragraph but maybe it needs to move to another chapter. Do I just cut and paste or rewrite it from scratch? Ahh!
I have finally made it past the first few chapters and I'm hoping things will move a little quicker now, but probably not. It's all part of the process I guess.
I'm sure the next round of revisions will be easier. ;)