Books aren't written--they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
I'm not on my seventh rewrite, but I'm finally back to revising In Her Eyes. The process alternates between exhilerating and frustrating, and I'm in a frustrating patch at the moment. The reason: I'm trying to heighten the conflict.
There is a very real conflict between the hero and heroine, but I resolved it almost immediately in the first draft. That left the main part of the story being the search for a missing diplomat. Now I'm going back to the beginning and building the conflict. The characters are going to have to work a bit more to get past it. I think it will help make In Her Eyes a stronger story, but it will take a lot of work to get it there.
I'm planning to keep going forward, taking a short break for the holidays.