Rewriting is the one thing writers don't like to do. No one likes to hear their idea doesn't work or that it should be better than what you wrote. That's what the writer interprets it to mean when you tell them they need to rewrite a story. That's not what it actually means. Critics, Literary Agents, Publishers even friends and family are offering advise on how to make your story better.
Something I learned while doing constant rewrites is the more you write and rewrite, the better your writing becomes. I have written and rewritten my first novel several times before I was satisfied with how the story flowed. It has been about two and a half years since the last time I worked on that novel. I started to write the movie script based on the novel to help shop it around more and found the beginning changed as I started to write it. The beginning to the script seemed more eye catching and at that moment I understood what others told me a while ago.
So here I go again. Writing my first novel over again to spice it up a little more; make it more eye catching. For the first time, I'm not upset about it. I look at it as a step in the right direction to improve on what I couldn't before and a step closer to making my dream come true.