Well I gave my first draft a full read through and the main thing which is obvious to me is that my writing improved drastically over the course of the novel. This is good, I suppose, but means that the first half of my novel will need huge changes (really huge). The second half feels much better though, especially in terms of pacing, so that’s something.
I think I’ll need to spend a few evenings planning the changes to the first half before I start writing. It needs a little bit more… excitement.