I'm not quite knee deep in revisions on my novel (yet). It's more like ankle deep. I'm wading in, like trying to acclimate to cold water.
I'm reading Darcy Pattinson's Novel Metamorphosis as a jumping off point. But I realized that I need a couple of bridge chapters. It feels weird that I'm adding chapters in the middle, but it occurred to me that some stuff was happening "off camera" that should have been "on." Has this happened to anyone else?
Once I really get going, I'm going to do the exercises in the book. I think it will help me tweak. If anyone wants to read my short synopsis, it's right here.
I still love my story - which I think is a good thing_- but I'm trying to be objective enough to cut stuff that isn't needed. It's kind of like pruning last years blooms off my hydrangea. The plant won't be healthy unless the deadwood is cut off - but part of me still hates to do it.