After letting the first draft sit for a week, and sending myself dozens of emails with ideas for revisions, i sat down to take a pass at the work in progress today. I was surprised to find that chapter two makes a better chapter one than the original chapter one did. Rewriting doesn’t always have the same joy as writing does. There’s something more workmanlike about it, but it was good to get all the new ideas in there somewhere and smooth out some of the rougher edges. There were also some paragraphs that fell to the sword. Now to let it sit and fester some more.