I'm still working on the manuscript I started in September. Which was... five months ago. I keep telling myself that there is NOTHING wrong with this pace. I know that people can finish YA first drafts in six weeks if they really want to, but I also know that I am not one of those writers.
I keep thinking and changing things as I go. Right now, I'm in this place where I want to rewrite the beginning, change a major character to a minor one, replace most of her scenes with another character, and change the main antagonist from that other to another entirely.
These are all GOOD things. They are things that are going to make the story better, stronger. But should I be doing this now? Or should I be forcing myself to finish a draft knowing that I want to change these things? I tell myself that I'm saving myself time in the revision by doing it now and I believe myself.