Recently I have had a couple of major realizations with my novel. I basically came to the conclusion that there are more than a couple of major things that need to shift in order for it to be at its best. While it’s great that I know what needs to change, I’m not entirely sure where I start!
Of the things that need changed, I have a major character development that really affects a lot of the novel. I have another couple of issues that are more centered around specific plot points, but may have lingering affects elsewhere.
My first instinct is to just start from the beginning of what I have, and every new scene I dissect it for parts that are affected by my new changes. But is this the right way to go about it? I feel almost like the entire thing needs re-written, but at the same time I know that there are parts that are still good that don’t need to be scrapped.
Is my plan logical? Am I overthinking this process? If you have gone through something similar, I would love your advice!