Being a good writer also means being a good reader!
It is so fascinating to recieve the various feedback from readers about what they took away from your story. Some recognised themes that you hadn't even intended to bring through! We love our readers!!
Have you read any of these titles? https://bookriot.com/2016/09/21/100-must-read-books-monsters/
Oh this is so true! Working my way through writing my crime novel at the moment and feel like I'm constantly jumping back and forward in the timeline. But that is what the first draft is all about!!