Authors who embrace revisions don’t just create a better book, they become better writers. The best authors take the lesson from each revision and file it away when they write the next book.
That’s not to say there won’t be revisions on the next book, it’s just that when the agent or editor pushes them to be stronger they are already starting from a stronger space.
Revisions should always be thought of as more than just the book you’re working on. They are a way to grow as a writer and grow your career to the next step.
If revisions center around creating a more well-rounded character, the successful writer takes everything they learned into the next book and creates more well-rounded character. That way, when the agent gives revisions the characters created become all that much more well-rounded.
It’s how successful writers evolve and grow and, mostly, build long-lasting careers.
The magic is in revisions.