Many writers suggest putting your WIP out of sight for a while. The work is sometimes put away for a week, sometimes for a month or two, depending on how close the writer is to it. When I first started writing, it didn't take too long to figure out that this is great advice. Today was a good example of why this has become standard practice for me.
I had put my Pockets contest entry away for a few days. Spring has sprung and I had been sprucing up the yard, cleaning the house, doing all those chores I do in early spring. This morning it's raining and a perfect day to write, so I pulled out my story.
I don't know if other writers do this but sometimes what I think is in the story is actually in my head and no longer in print. I found a paragraph I had revised for word count that sounded fine when I put it away. This morning I discovered that the conclusion I wanted the reader to draw from this paragraph could no longer be drawn. If I hadn't put it away for a while, I don't think I would have found it.
How do you handle revisions and being too close to your work?