I’ve been rewriting my novel (the one I read from at the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Showcase), and it hasn’t always been easy. Editing definitely feels more like work than simply writing does, and it’s crazy how long I managed to spend agonizing over single sentences. Still, the benefit of revising is there on the page to see, and I really feel like this draft of the novel is stronger than the last.
I’m still working with my mentor, Alan Bissett, to make my story as good as it can be. I feel like I’m further along the road to completion though.