I’m 5,500 words into BftM, and already I want to go back and rewrite chunks of it. Given the new direction I’m going, Tharok is all wrong, as an orc he’s all wrong, written as a noble, honor bound creature instead of the instinct driven beast that he is. To go back or not to go back? To edit or not to edit? Man oh man. Maybe some light editing, fixing the worst of it. Maybe some cutting, not wholesale rewriting.
That’s the problem with writing like a freight train. It’s pretty damn hard to apply the breaks.