Chapter One, Scene Two is coming together nicely. I worked on it last night and again at lunch today. There was a sentence of pure "telling" that I decided I didn't need. I also must remember to add in the bit about the smell of meat cooking. Maybe tonight.
I think--if I've got this right--that I only need to write/rewrite about five more scenes and the greater portion of the revisions will be done. Then it's off to look at the rest of the story and see if I've created any continuity errors. Certainly there will be some. A couple of extant scenes will be expanded to better introduce characters, but I've already got that stuff written down in a notebook somewhere. I'll also need to see if I can salvage more of my beautiful backstory. The eels, for those who know the reference, are fine and happy in their new home in Chapter Six. Or Seven. I forget which, precisely.
Best news of all: I am once again utterly in love with this book.