As Ilke notes this was a point of discussion on an earlier posting and I’ve recently been sent links by Ilke and others to a debate which might have over-dramatised the situation further.
Excalibur was to be my first regular monthly writing job so I asked for a big safety net of time in case I messed up (NB Paul Neary was never officially lined up to co-write Excalibur with me and he was never involved in the plotting. As with Wolverine: Bloodlust I wrote the plots and Paul was to write the dialogue) I had finished three issues before the first book was scheduled for completion, but when one of my editors superiors discovered there were three finished books lying in a drawer at Marvel, so we were put on a bi-monthly deadline. The result being that I went from two or three months ahead of schedule to two behind.
Because I had asked for the 'head-start' I had also supplied an overview of my first story arc to ensure all of the fill-in writers knew where the group needed to be at the end of the fill-ins. The Myrd story 'slipped through the net', as they say, and was clearly not in line with what I had plotted. When I pointed this out to editorial I was told to integrate the events into my continuity.. I couldn't change my story without losing the resolution I had planned in issue 50 so retro fitted the Myrd story.
As for the ClanDestine ‘reboot’. I had zero hesitation in jettisoning the ClanDestine work that followed my first eight issues. The writer responsible actually wrote an apology to me before it went into print-- saying something like... ‘they (editorial) made me do it’. He had seen my 24 (or so) issue long-story arc so knew what I had intended. Anyone who might have read the issues following my first eight will know they resurrected Vincent and began a scenario that would reveal the family were not actually all brothers and sisters-- so that they could introduce love triangles between the characters. Nuff said!