I'm currently revising my WIP. I thought it was finished then realized it could use more polishing. That's when things got complicated.
None of the changes are huge. The biggest one by far is combining two minor characters into one to make sure my minor characters are fully pulling their weight. I've been working away at that, but a new problem surfaced at critique group because of my character melding. It's very small, but it means I'm back to an early chapter, tweaking details that will have to be combed all the way through my manuscript. And did I mention that the problem is a "darling" that has to be snuffed out? *sigh*
Sheila (the author who leads our critique group) said it fit before, but "the story is shifting". I know she's right. I identified said problem at home last week, but I tried to ignore it and told myself it was fine. You can't blame a girl for trying, right? I did carry on a bit at critique group, pretending to look for sharp objects to thrust myself onto, but that was just because I felt like being dramatic. I'm over it. Really.
My friend George Shannon compares books to puzzles, and I totally see them that way too. If you change the shape of just one piece, you'll have to change other pieces to make it all fit together.
So I'm still revising, which is a bit aggravating. But I look forward to working on and completing the puzzle again. Especially the completing part. :)