Having serious trouble here. In the middle of revising this second draft, I've come to the realization that some things just aren't working. I always knew this but glossed over it, thinking that it was fine. But now I realize it just isn't right. And it's not a small thing. It's the whole reason my characters go off on their quest. Basically it has to do with the motivations of the antagonist. Why is he doing what he is doing? What does he have to gain?
It's maddening. I think the first half of the book is really good, but then the structure of it seems to weaken. I really need to try to outline the last part of the book before I write any more.
And I thought I was so close to being finished.