Often, when the topic of re-writes come up, writers panic. Like, completely panic! But let me be the voice of reason to this process. As we talked about last month, the power of a rewrite is that you get to change your work to the version that you envision.
Rewriting includes editing, yes. But it also includes you being able to revamp the work you have. While, giving you as the writer the power to scrap and start over, or build on what you have. Rewriting allows your story to become what you desire it to be!
There are certain stories that I have started–and finished!–which needed to have more cohesion, more backstory and to just be sat on in order to process what I want to do next. Even in a professional editing capacity, there may come a time where your editor–who only wants the best for you!–will tell you the exact advice. It is not meant to kick over your confidence, but to alert you that there is more in this work which you may have missed!
Be confident. Keep writing. You can do it!