After having waited for three months for the first draft of my novel to "cool off," I've finally decided to work on the second one.
But now I'm presented with two options:
1) Edit the first draft until I'm totally satisfied
2) Edit the first draft, skip those parts I'm having problems with, and try to figure them out on the third draft.
Pros of Option 1:
I won't have to read my novel 6 or 7 times until I get sick of it (not that it has happened to me before. Maybe it won't).
I'll finish editing a bit faster.
Pros of Option 2:
Because I distance myself from a scene immediately after writing it, the third time I'll have a fresher mind to decide whether the scene is a good one or not.
Since there are some scenes I want to rewrite completely, I'll be less likely to remove scenes that I wrote until satisfaction, thus wasting my time.
Have you faced this dilemma before? Which option you practice, and why do you think it's better than the other?