It's quite curious how this novel needs varying levels of redrafting. Some need reworked sentences or paragraphs removed while other chapters need to be tossed aside, ready for a better version. I have already convinced myself there will be another BIG edit after this edit. I want to make it as good as possible.
Chapter One was clunky and full of false starts. I have saved back some information. I don't want everything being explained in the first chapter. There needs to be a reason for reading onwards.
Chapter Two did not need too much work. some of the paragraphs needed swapping around at the start but other rather that, it seems to flow okay.
Chapter Three needed a small section taken out - it didn't advance the story - Still need to add notes, changes and additions to my 'draft 2' file.
Chapter Four has had to have a complete makeover. Back to the foundations and start again. It has been a bit of a headache but the big chunk of flash back in the middle broke up the 'present action' - I am currently experimenting with feeding it in with the action .