Of what I'd written, only about 25k is serviceable, due to my decision to rip out two major sub-plots.
I know that by simplifying the plot Drift will be a stronger book.
But still -- you think you're almost there, and then you realise that a lot of that work was for naught.
Oh well. The good news is that I get to make a whole heap of new stuff up, and this time with one eye on structure and the finished product!