Pictures Ricardo Montalban warbling 'Places, people! Places!' and wishes for better drugs.
Page 138 of 500. Progress *is* being made. Also, it turns out that the subplot that I thought had nothing to do with the major plots and themes of the book, and was just there to keep a POV character busy until he was needed for the main plot, is, in fact, a major thematic element in the story and a piece of misdirection. This is really kind of exciting.
Also, somewhat slow going, this rewrite process, when the revisions are this intense. It becomes almost like writing a whole new book around the bones of the old one. Or possibly sewing a sasquatch suit to pack your monkey into, so people think it's a sasquatch and has been all along.
However, it's already becoming a richer, more complex book. Less about the journey of the protagonist, which is what it was before, and more about the journey of the world.
Also, wrote a long pointless backstory thing for a short story I've already finished (the backstory thing actually longer than the short story--writers is nuts) written yesterday and today. Not actual wordcount, because it's not for publication. But I had fun playing with the characters.