Something was off about my story and I could not figure it out. Why should people care about my main character? He's an a$$hole. Or, better yet, why would anybody want to hear his story. It had been eating away at me like bot fly larva under my skin. Today I found that reason, the glue that holds the story together. Now all I have to do is inject this serum into the body of my story. It appears the rewrite is going to be tougher than the first draft. Are there tips for a first time rewrite? Just start at the beginning and edit, or read the entire MS before editing?