I've realized lately that intention is important to revisions. Normally, I take the feedback from critique partners, comments from my super-critical children, and my own thoughts when reading after a rest period and try to work my novel into shape to improve it. The result is that I tend to make changes to many different aspects of the novel at one time.
This time, I'm intentionally thinking about what elements of the novel are weak, e.g. the plot, showing the emotions of the main character, or whatever, and just working on that aspect of the novel to improve it. It feels as though there is more purpose behind each change. But I worry that I'm going to overdo it with revisions.
How do you revise? Do you focus on one aspect of your novel at a time or many? Will being too intentional about the process take away from the spontaneity of the writing?