I love them and I hate them. I love them because revisions mean I’ve finished something. I hate them because revisions are work. Drafting a book is an adventure. I don’t really outline so I’m always discovering something new about my story or characters. Drafting is exciting.
There are writers who disagree, such as my friend and critique partner Karen Dudley who insists I’ll grow to love them (I’ve heard the same thing about sea food, and THAT hasn’t happened yet). Karen insists that getting the draft out of the way is the hard part. It just goes to show all writers are different (ain’t that the truth) as are their processes.
But the revisions will end (I hope) soon and there will be a finished Thunder Road at the end of this journey that readers can actually buy. After which I can go back to revising the second book in the series. But hey, at least I have writing book three to look forward to.