*Sigh* Now I see why it takes some authors at least a year to write a book. I've been at this thing for close to half a year already. The re-writes are murder. This is one ARDUOUS process.
The task of making every page perfect, and taking my characters off the page and into the readers' minds is a challenge, even for someone who has the talent for writing. There are so many new skills I've had to learn. I'm still learning as I go along.
At times, it is daunting, but the choice to give up is no longer an option. It's too ingrained in me now to even entertain the notion. I can only hope I'll still have fans that want to read my book once it's finally disseminated to the public.
It's very true that it's an unforgiving profession. One that deals crashing blows and rejections but also immense satisfaction and joy if you prevail. I've chosen to prevail...so it's BACK to the re-writes and editing for me. :)