I was curious what my book looked like if I made a plot arc.
As I feared/had a hunch there were a lot of problems with it when I looked at it this way.
There were stories in there that had no forward momentum.
And subplots randomly placed when no one knew the character..
Saved a backup copy, and got to redo timeline again and put new scenes in.
Last time I did that, I threw out all the hard work five days later because I decided I didn't want to write two parallel stories.
I could seriously change my mind, again in a week and all that hard work is gone.
I knew writing a novel is hard, but not this difficult. I really is a long process of trial and error..