Tinkering with words
Best of all, the really difficult invention work is more or less done. Now I get to play with sentences, cutting out all the extra, unnecessary words and phrases, polishing what's left behind. The poet side of my personality loves this part of writing--this moment when every single word counts.
I also appreciate the chance to spend more time with my characters. It's as though I've moved away to another state, and now I get to fly back for an extended visit.