As I read, I edit.
As I edit, I check on the pauses and look at notes to confirm continuity.
As I read and edit, I’m surprised and delighted by how well the novel comes together.
As I’m delighted and surprised, I’m nervous and anxious. Will the enjoyment I find be sustained, and will others enjoy it as well?
Then, as I read, I forget.
Until there’s another pause and I edit again.