While I tend to write articles quite quickly, whenever revisions come back from a journal, I find myself taking forever to finish them. Part of the problem is just that my mind is no longer in the same head-space as when I wrote the article, and so getting back into it is difficult. Also, changing the structure/flow of the paper after the fact I find painstaking.
Are there any good strategies for speeding up the revision process?
Just for context, I’m a PhD student in the social sciences, and work more with theory than with data.