How Writers Work
Feel better about revision since reading about other writer’s processes. They are all so different. Comes down to “whatever works for you.” Jennifer Egan writes out a draft in longhand and does not look at it again until she types it into her computer. She edits as she goes and then “revises endlessly.”
One common plot problem that I can relate to is writing the back story into the story as a way to explain characters to myself. Was it Cynthia Ozick who does this? Can’t recall. But just to know that other writers have revision woes is a comfort somehow.
Also I worked out all the plot issues I think. Still can’t figure out how to end it. I have a few ideas but no idea which one will work. Have faith that when the time comes I’ll figure it out.