This is… a bit more complex than I thought it’d be.
I’m working over Cold Streets the way Jack Bauer works over someone who knows where the bomb is on Air Force One. Two of the opening scenes have been entirely swapped, and I’m rewriting a major section and introduction of a new character to make more sense and be more interesting. The more I work it over, the more I realize there’s more to do. Other things to add and change. Lines of logic I need to keep untangled. That sort of thing.
And then you have realizations along the lines of “Wait. If I change X, then why wouldn’t Y happen?” So I’m working to incorporate those new ideas, as well. Suffice it to say, the rewrite’s going to take a bit longer than I initially estimated.
I guess I have my work cut out for me.