Yet another thing that's making this revision a living hell is that I feel like all this stuff I'm trying to find space to shoehorn in here is totally knocking the book off its axis. It feels all wrong, and it's affecting the balance, and according to the story engine in my head, it's not supposed to be here. It's making the story the wrong shape, which means my intuition as to how the story should go is useless, because I can't feel it.
Which also makes the writing hard, because all it feels like this stuff is doing is creating an absolute bog of useless information.
I love my job.