I've been working on my latest book, Child of Beauty, for a while now. It started out as a simple story called Beauty is Only Skin Deep several years ago. Names change, characters get cut, characters themselves change, and the world your book portrays changes itself. This book has taught me so much about my writing.
My main bad guy, in my first character outlines, has now turned in a good guy.
Characters I never knew have become important, and ones who I thought were important are no longer in the book.
My timeline of events completely changed through the process of writing this book. I just finished editing my first draft, and there are several inconsistencies because of the changes I've made while writing.
I am looking forward to seeing where this book end