One of the problems I have with writing a novel is keeping all the detail in my head. Heaven knows how someone who writes something over 300 pages gets on. There must be a way of achieving this, but so far that detail aspect has really eluded me. If I want to change something I can't remember what else it will affect.
I’ve tried all sorts of ways of planning, and keeping lists and so forth, but it’s often like a house of cards: as soon as you touch one card, the whole lot goes into a heap. At least that’s my experience.
The writing of the thing isn’t the problem. If I could get away with hoping that the reader wouldn’t notice all the inconsistencies, I’d be fine!