Here’s a page from a draft of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, a book that took him seventeen years to write. If you hate revision now, imagine it in the age of pen and paper. Imagine revising or even writing your stories before story concept was deconstructed.
Edith Wharton used to cut up her short stories, rearrange and pin them back together. That’s a great short story strategy I’ve used myself and highly recommend – minus the pins.
What makes one writer say (as Lori did): “I could stay in the analysis phase forever” and another writer write on the accountability website “Revision Tomorrow! I promise.”
I can only imagine revision from where I stand as a writer myself.
Train the brain to focus on what doesn’t work and the brain will give you more of that too.