While winter is here in Minnesota temperature wise (very cold), there is no snow where we live yet. While I don't like driving in snow, it is needed in many ways. Without snow, there will be a lack of water for farmers to grow their crops in the spring, pipes in homes freeze quicker without a cover of snow to insulate them, and it makes the landscape much more beautiful to look at. To me, this is similar to completing a novel. The snow in that process is the editing. It makes things difficult for the author (and painful sometimes), but it is necessary to make your novel complete, healthy, and more beautiful.
So we must deal with the unpleasant part of editing to make a book that everyone can enjoy reading.
I know this doesn't make any sense to those fortunate people who live in warm climates, so this post is for my northern hemisphere friends. :-)
Happy holidays everyone!