I recently finished another revision of one of my books. I will say that MANY people have read it, something like fifteen. (Ok I don't know for sure but it's a lot)
I've read this book at least 30 times.
You know what I caught this time around.
1) All my minor character who I just needed a name for are named Mike
2) My character swallows... a lot. More than an average person swallows.
3) My main character can not read facial expressions... so yeah he might be autistic... or I'm a lazy writer.
4) Every draft I feel like it's stronger than the last and I feel like "this time, I got it."
I've said that, more times then I'm willing to count.
Why is it no one caught this? Why didn't anyone tell me?
Also when I read it I found it to be extremely dialogue heavy. I had a writer moment where I thought I should go back and fill in every line a dialogue with a length description. You know what not a single person has ever complained about it. EVER.
Fix the stuff you know you can fix and if no one else points it out, take a breath and let it go.