Revisions are hard. My goal for revisions was to be done the first set by the new year, that way I can let the story sit while I work on something else for awhile. I plan on taking some bass lessons in the Spring Semester, instead of more writing classes, so I thought it would be the perfect time to let it sit. Plus I have another idea for a story that I figured I could work on while I'm letting my brain take a few months off of the current project.
But revisions are going sloooowly. Life always gets in the way and I have little time. (Happens to everyone). I know I have to MAKE time for writing and I'm trying, truly, but I'm taking a writing class and I keep getting bogged down with the homework. Juggling the HW and my novel is not working as well as I wanted it to. The term project for the class is the first 10,000 words of our novel, which I already have, but they need to be revised. I've realized that my first drafts are terrrrible, which I'm okay with because I know first drafts are supposed to be terrible, but they're definitely a lot worse than I'd like them to be. So revision for me is basically an overhaul of everything. And this WiP is especially hard because I started it before I knew anything about writing, before I took any sort of writing classes; I was a science major in college so the only writing I ever did was lab reports. I always liked creative writing but I never got around to taking a class on it because I had so many labs that needed to get done. So now that I know a little bit about the writing process, I know where I went wrong (which is good!) and know where I can change it, but it's a massive task.
Thanksgiving right around the corner gives me a little hope since I basically do nothing but read during the holidays anyways. So this holiday I'll just be reading my own stuff :)