I've embarked on a very new and different kind of project for me: a novel set a couple of hundred years in the future. In addition to being a completely different timeframe than I've previously used, this has also been a radical change for me in how I approached the project. I usually have had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it before I actually started writing, but this time I started writing when I only had the fuzziest idea of what I wanted to accomplish and then fleshed the concept out as I went. It's not a very efficient way to go, because I am now going back and doing major changes to the early part of the novel as I've changed where a lot of it is going. On the other hand, if I hadn't done it this way, I might never have gotten to the clarity of what I wanted to write. But in pausing to take stock of my rewritten material, I suddenly realized that the timeframe of the novel is not mentioned until well into it (page 70 or so), although there are references that hint at it. I'm a little uncomfortable with that, but I really like the way the narrative is flowing and so I am reluctant to force it. Does anyone see that as a major flaw? Thanks in advance.