Just when you think you are finished ...
- you realize that your secondary characters are flat and stereotypical, particularly the women
- you learn something new about your protagonist that necessitates a partial rewrite
- you take a look at the flawless ms that is out on full and you realize that it has typos etc ( this one involves alcohol)
- you have an epiphany, realizing that, while your book stands alone, it will actually grow into 3 books with the same characters
- you discover that you need coaching and you grind to a halt while building an author platform
- you suspect that the 'real job' you left wants you back