Time to mark things up and see not only where you are going but how to get there.
“Oh, master, how do I make a statue of an elephant?”
“Get a big block of grey stone, then chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant, especially the elephant you’re after.”
Revision is often done holistically rather than linearly. While one could go through correcting just one thing, like passive writing, then make another pass just for dialog, most people carry a whole swarm of things to look for on any one pass. Also, when you change something late in the novel because it makes your lip curl when you read it, Read the rest of this entry