Three days of rewriting can be frustrating. I have looked at the same material over and over trying to discover a fresh approach and that is very difficult. The problem is that most of writing is rewriting. The first draft is not called a rough draft for nothing. First of all, it is the first draft. Secondly, it is rough, without polish. The best stories are those that have been written and rewritten. Yes, I know this. However, I want to go on to something new. In fact, I must constantly pull my mind back from the idea sector of my brain where the new stuff is born and nourished. Nevertheless, discipline bids me to come and do what must be done. And so, I re-read what I have read a dozen times before and rewrite lines I thought were good the first time I wrote them. SIGH!
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32