I'm having a fun time with my novel at the moment. Is that sarcasm? Even I'm not sure at the moment. What am I sure about is that my word count is SO out of whack that I'm not certain how accurate it is. I removed a huge chunk, replaced a bunch, but I still have a lot to remove yet.
So what I'm doing at the moment is connecting new material to the existing material. The new stuff is at the beginning of the novel, meaning I now have to go through the entire story to make such continuity holds up. Fortunately, what happens in the beginning doesn't change a lot of big things, per se, but it does focus more on Jonathan and what he's going through. It adds a little more excitement by replacing a few duller scenes that my betas just weren't into, while at the same time managing to get a little more of the world's lore into the story.
It's harder than just writing or just editing. It's like making a puzzle AS your putting the puzzle together. Still, it's making for a richer story, a better main character, and I think a more enjoyable read overall. I hope you guys end up liking it as much as I do.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.