I have jumped into my fourth draft of my novel, working it entirely from scratch once again. It will be a slow process but I will be focusing on the specificity of each word and tightening the POV from what I've already worked up and deepening. It feels right now, where it's at so far. I'm overcoming my need to pound out a quantitative body of work. I've been pounding out quantity. All of it stuff I'm proud for some aspect or another. It was necessary to churn my brain and get me thinking as a writer again. Word by word. Sentence by sentence, someday you'll read this one. I'm excited about perfecting this one.
Also, somehow by changing the name of the main character I suddenly feel more connected to his POV.