Ken Schramm makes a good book on the process. I made a batch a few years ago and I can confidently say this, you don’t have mead until it’s aged about a year, until then you have honey water. The flavors change dramatically during aging. I have a bottle from my first batch a few years ago and it’s nothing like it was even a few months ago, it’s all about the age. Be patient. Start more batches if you’re feeling antsy.