It's my first book and I've already realized that even though I feel finished, I'm not.
I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth -- and I like one of the techniques he uses to write his story, starting characters out on separate paths that merge later. It would work well with my idea, so now I want to add another section to the story and develop some new characters that can interact later in the main story.
It feels like I'm going to be writing another book, starting from the beginning. But this time I have to fit it into the existing story. The first draft was decent, and I already have tweaked it several times. What's another few weeks of work for some more improvements?
It looks like I have a long way to go. But the story will be much better in the end.