So here I am editing Mirrorfall and I've found myself in a quandary. Styles change over time, this much we all know - you could finish a book a better writer than you started it. This happened for me (I can see a marked improvement about every 25 chapters) - I also started off at 500 words/day, then about 2/3 of the way through, shifted to longer form.
I would love to sit here and rewrite at least the first 25 (make them longer, put in more detail, etc), but I know they need to bear at least a passing resemblance to the chapters online.
I guess it's the same deal for webcomiccers - they may dislike their early stuff, but they don't go back and redraw everything, they let their evolution shine for itself.
Basic editing, of course I'll do (and so will the paid editor), but I'm talking about adding scenes, deleting scenes, and say...making a 500-word chapter into a 1k chapter.
What have you done? What would you do? o_o