I'm hoping that this post doesn't come over as a whingeing entry.
You see, I'm struggling with the latest rounds of edits. The first few rounds were quite straight forward. The repeated words, the glaringly obvious telling rather than showing. You know the drill. The next phase was made simple by my fantastic Crit Partners who pointed out things I'd missed, or suggesting neater and cleverer ways of putting something across.
It's now, with what I'm hoping are the final rounds, that I'm having problems. I'm trying to concentrate on one specific area at a time and weed out the last few remaining bits, that when fixed, should make my MS shine brighter than a shiny thing that really shines. You know the thing, making sure that the showing is done in the best way, that the perspective is close to the protagonist when it needs to be close, and steps back a bit when required, etc...
I know what to do. It's just that when I start reading, it starts off good, I notice a bit here, make a change there, and then...I've read five or six pages and haven;t even noticed that I'm turning the pages.
I'm immersed in the story.
I keep trying to kid myself that I'm turning the pages because it's good, and carrying me along, but there's another voice just under the surface who keeps reminding me that I know the story so well that I'm reading what I want to read and not seeing any problems.
So... the big question of the day is...
How do you guys get past this? Or, do you even have this problem?