Through revising my manuscript, I discover many shortcomings and weaknesses. I may find extraneous detail or dialogue that needs to be cut because it does nothing to push the story forward. I may find a certain aspect of a character that needs to be developed or fleshed out. I may find an area of my story in which I’m telling too much and showing too little. Through such discoveries, I’m given an opportunity to improve my work, to make my characters come more alive, and to strengthen my story-line. So rather than frown upon the act of revising as a chore, I embrace it as something that enables me to tell the best story I can tell.