I followed Neil Gaiman’s advice. “Write down everything that happens in the story, and then in your second draft make it look like you knew what you were doing all along.”
I think I know what I need to do to make it look as though I know what I’m doing, including character development, subplots, physical description, more (though not too much) detail about magic system,…
Yes, it’s a fantasy novel. Or it will be, once I’ve add the above-described stuff to arrive at the second draft.
Then I’ll need beta readers. Any volunteers? I’m open to reciprocal beta arrangements.