Writing a novel can be hard, but revising one is so much more difficult. An unworked piece of clay can be molded into any shape, but refining that shape into a useful vessel takes substantially more effort. I’m no sculptor, but I do consider myself a bit of a journeyman writer. Finessing a plot, character growth, and a satisfying resolution in a novel is one thing. Juggling, description, dialogue, and pacing while you do those other things takes great patience. I happen to have both time and the inclination to put the best version of my manuscript I can out into the world.