Almost finished the first week of editing the new novel. Unfortunately, it looks like I'll have to restructure the first thirty or so pages, but this has happened before. I stopped counting how many times it happened with "Gasher Creek." This is a common problem with writers who "shoot from the hip" with their first drafts. I don't outline, so as a result I sometimes run into plot problems during the editing process.
I've tried outlining, but it doesn't work for me. Part of the fun of a first draft is to go on the adventure with the characters. If you knew every plot point of a movie in advance, would you want to go see it? Probably not. I'll take the fun of a first draft over a smooth edit any day. After all, every writer essentially writes for an audience of one. If I can't have fun, why bother? It ain't for the money!