I'm changing all sorts - plot elements, characters, adding whole new scenes and chopping others. I'm writing in the first person and in the first draft my protagonist was a bit of a king-sized pain in the butt. Well we don't want perfection - but if the voice in your ears is driving you up the wall that's no good at all. I think she was also coming across as a bit too flip and glib and sarcastic - and not gently irreverent as I had intended. I tried experimenting with switching to third person narrative (more usual for me) but in this case it felt all wrong. It may end up still all wrong - and maybe on the scrap heap - but I'm having a damn good try at sorting it out. The consequence is that some elements will be darker than before - but as my brother's working title for the book was "Rumpy Pumpy in the Raj" maybe that's no bad thing!
After a shaky start I am now back in the flow - 2200 words a day on average. Tomorrow I hope to skive off in the morning to go to the Wellcome Trust exhibition on death - it's supposed to be brilliant - and who knows? I make get some inspiration.