Probably not. But at least now I have a draft I can give to folks without having to apologize and explain about all the stuff I’m going to fix, really, no foolin’, I know I didn’t explain what happened to the second car–I’ll get to that.
This draft took just about a month. It involved changing a basic plot line, which involved changing the characterization of a major character. Plus the usual tinkering. Everything seems to make sense now, at least to me. At least today. So I’m declaring a partial victory.