One step forward, one step back, step to the side and cha, cha, cha. Add a new sentences, delete a sentence, rewrite another and cha, cha, cha. It’s never ending! It’s a good thing I like to cha-cha.
Seriously though, rewriting is like dieting. You move along nicely then hit a plateau before you move again. In writing, you move along page after page nicely, and then boom you hit the plateau. No matter how much you write, you also delete huge chunks of writing. You never get off the page because it still isn’t right. Then magically you start making progress again.
I’d love to write another simile for you but I really, really, really want to get to the next page!
Do you have a good simile or metaphor for revising?