If I could have gone through a house renovation years ago, maybe the concrete example, right before my eyes, would have awakened my brain as to what needs to happen in revision. That patching and prettying aren’t enough. Real revision requires tearing down and breaking apart and reconfiguring what was already there. Even if most of the bones are sound, some of them probably still need to be reset.
I am happy, right now, to be in the touch-up phase of The Deep Downstairs, but as I revised the first few times, it felt more like this ...
Lady, there's a bathroom in your bedroom.
Goodbye, pink bathroom. Yellow bathroom, you're next.
And underneath all that rubble ... a subfloor. And underneath that subfloor ... look out below!
I have more (next installment ... looking up) ... but the writing calls.