I don’t know if this is just a me thing, with this being my first novel, but my plot just will not sit still! By this I mean that the more I edit, the more my plot sort of takes turns that I hadn’t planned for, and even changes parts that I had never thought would change.
But there is something that I am realizing from this, that this is okay. Most of it is even for the better! I think by allowing the plot to do what it wants, I’m allowing the story to be what it needs to be, not just what I think it should be. Everything also seems to feel more natural, which I find strange because it can be very laborious to be natural.
So, if you find yourself in the same boat that I am in, just let it happen. The plot wants to go where it wants.