I’ve read Stephen Koch’s chapter on revision in “The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop” along with my perennial favourite, Douglas Glover’s “How to Write a Novel.”
So it should be easy, shouldn’t it? But it’s a tangled, overwhelming mess of a bird’s nest that I’m trying to fix, and everyone needs to just hunker down with me and hope I have the panache and enough health to get through it to the other side (some day). One wing flap after the other.
Meantime, I did write what I can tell is a successful poem, called Honour. And managed to scratch some pastel onto a sheet.