Tiresome editing :(

I’m finding my editing to be tiresome and longer than I expected. It looks like I am going to be re-writing the entire thing and since my last post I have only reached chapter 4. The thought of this makes me cringe and on any given day I can only manage a small chunk. Last night though, I did about 2 or 3 pages and that was a stretch for me 😦

I have no idea how long this is going to take and all I want is it to be over. My goal of being finished by now is completely shattered. I feel burnt out, but I have to continue. I’ve already gotten this far and I wonder if I’ll feel this way for my other stories? Is this a natural part of writing? The only thing that is keeping me going is the thought of finishing and publishing this book.