And as I walked, I came up with two ways to rewrite two crucial scenes that made so much more sense. I got so excited, I went ahead and plowed into one of those scenes and wound up staying well past my bedtime hashing it out.
I'm still figuring it out exactly. But one of the downsides is that all the subsequent scenes that refer back to that moment now have to be rewritten. The little wrinkle it leaves has to be pushed all the way to the edge of the table.
I think before I tackle the other rewritten scene, I should read through to keep track of what other parts refer back to it, so I'll know where I need to smooth things once I know what it's been changed to.
But it's starting to get addictive again, which is a good thing at this point, I think.