Some signs you might want to rethink your revisions:
1. It feels like your character is running on a hamster wheel, going around and around and not getting anywhere. Remember, the tension and conflict should be increasing.
2. The scene you just reworked bears a striking ressemblance to another scene earlier in your novel.
3. You fall asleep while you're writing. Maybe there's a little too much of that description or interior dialogue?
4. A never-before-seen character or object appears in your novel just before the climax to help get your protagonist out of a tricky situation. If your setting isn't Hogwarts, you might be in trouble.
5. After reading your latest chapter, the reader has a clear image of how your main character slurps up ice cream, eating out all the chocolate bits first and licking whipping cream off the spoon, but has no idea how your character got away from the evil monster and ended up in the ice cream shop. Oops! Go get a real sundae and then get back to the keyboard to show those key plot events!
Do you have any great revision tips to help get through the process?