If you didn't already know, I'm revising. It's what's on the brain. A couple days ago, I tweeted this, "Now that I know what revision is REALLY like, I suspect I'll be first drafting differently. Did anyone discover/do the same?"
Everyone who replied said they they did, and I felt like I'd reached an unexpected milestone.
I'm learning a lot from revision. If you've been running from it like I have (I'll admit it, I have), I encourage you to dig in and push yourself to do it. Even if it's a manuscript you don't expect to pursue publication with. Why? Because this tearing apart, restructuring, rewriting, tightening, tweaking, etc. I'm doing on my MS is informing my writing more than all the first-drafting I've ever done.
So, all you veterans out there. Did this happen for you as well? What have you learned from revision? Any words of wisdom? Please share! If you're busy revising like I am, what are you learning? What has the experience been like for you?