I've managed to finish an extremely rough draft of my novel, after a year of writing, and have now gone back to start the process of revising and punching up, and I've hit a bit of a despairing moment. I had some rough patches in my plot in the middle of the book that I knew would need some ironing out, and as I go back to fix them, I keep noticing more aspects that either could be improved, or will need to change and shift slightly due to other changes I'm making elsewhere. Every improvement I make seems to necessitate changes to every other chapter in order to make everything consistent, or I notice details that are revealed too early, or too late. I keep shifting the order of certain chapters, thinking that the story will be better served but it just creates more and more work. Sometimes it feels like every one thing I fix just creates two or three more things I need to fix, and I get this sinking sense that I'll never be able to pull the whole story together, and the process of revising is going to keep creating more work for me than it accomplishes. Is this something y'all can relate to? Is this a common experience? Anybody here who's been through this and can reassure me that yes, eventually my work will pay off and as I fix the issues with the plot, eventually I will reach a place where I don't just feel like I'm playing catch up, but things are actually coming together?