I feel like some sort of disease has taken over my brain and I call it overedititus.. lately I've been working REALLY hard on my re-writes and revisions but I think I need to develop some sort of system, because what's been happening is that I will read over a chapter so many times trying to re-write and make everything sound perfect just like I want it to, but after awhile I get so tired and sick of reading the same paragraph over and over that EVERYTHING begins to sound wrong and I end up editing stuff I actually don't want to. In a fit of lunacy the other night, I ended up completely deleting half of a chapter that I actually REALLY liked because at the time it seemed stupid to me, but now I wish I hadn't. It was just that I had read the chapter 3423847234 times in one night and was so sick of it. Do you guys have any set systems for doing your editing and re-writes? I'm thinking of starting a new way, maybe only allowing myself to go back and re-read once I've edited the ENTIRE chapter, because usually what I tend to do is edit the first paragraph, then move on to the next, then start over at the first and read the whole thing again, then move on to the third, then once again, go back to the start. Basically, every time I change something I go back to the beginning of the piece, and edit more and more, and after awhile I feel this madness creeping over me. Any tips for a better way to go about this?