One of the problems with writing is motivation and with any endeavor, one of the main demotivators is re-work. Having to do something twice or three times is perhaps one of the main motivation killers of all. Here’s the experience of another writer I know. I’m much calmer about a reviewer finding deep rooted problems with my work but it is just as demotivating. This, more than anything else, may explain why writing is hard work. Persisting in the face of adversity is perhaps the most important writing skill of all.