Back to the editing!
Back to the cutting!
Back to the start of part 2!
Wait. What? Weren’t you like 50 pages in?
Well, yes. But I was just fixing clarity. I wasn’t cutting and cleaning and leaving behind just the words the story needed.
“…pretend I was doing…” looks a lot better as “…feign…”
There was excessive description that didn’t matter and won’t.
There were the main character’s worries repeated 5 different ways.
Just because I’m good at rambling doesn’t mean my novel needs to.