Has anyone else substantially revised a work you thought was finished? That's what I've been doing, and I have to tell you it isn't easy. Not only did I write an almost entirely new part two, but I also had to completely re-arrange the last third of the book, add all the necessary transitions, adjust for time and the new route my characters are taking, AND write a new ending. All in the hopes of making this story better than just good. Sometimes I ask myself why I spend so much time on one story, one set of characters? But I don't have a good answer, unless it's that I believe in them - for now.
How do you feel about revisions?
Oh, and for anyone who's interested, my new header is courtesy of my son, picture taker extraordinaire. He took the lighthouse, too :)