I'm neck-deep in revisions. And not "add a comma here, cut a word there" revisions. We're talking major surgery. And I'm hopeful I will have a (much) stronger story for it.
One of the realizations I had the other day when I was this close to the brink of despair about the whole thing was that in writing a first draft, I constantly ask myself the question, "What needs to happen next? What does MC need to do now? How should I get them to the next scene?" But now, the question has changed. I find myself asking, "What would ____ actually do in this situation?"
So far, I've been happy with the answers to that question. The answers have surprised me at times, made me laugh...or gasp, changed a big chunk of the plot. One thing's for sure. Revision isn't for the faint of heart.
Also also also Beth Revis is hosting a Mockingjay giveaway. Le sigh.