So, I am 7353 words behind par as of this writing. I have about half an hour before I have to get ready for work, though, so I might be able to get down to under a 7k deficit. I need to find my outline though.
Yes! Good news! I managed to wrestle the thing back on track and am back to where my outline becomes effective again.
The not so good news is that a lot of stuff is going to have to be cut out in the rewrite as it doesn’t really pertain to the plot.
The I’m-not-sure-if-it’s-a-good-thing-or-a-bad-thing is that a large chunk of what is being cut is almost a plot bunny in itself. I just have to decide if it’s going to be bonus side stories on the current secondary characters or if it is lending itself to a whole new novel with new characters, etc. I’m rather leaning toward the side stories.
Anyhow, I’m off to brave the mess that is my computer hutch to try to find my outline. Or maybe I’ll just print a new one – and hope that the electronic version has the most recent changes on it…