Bye bye word count. I've lost 2.5K today and that's only so far in my attempt to bring the Dreaded Contemporary back in line. I've switched a bit of background around in order to lessen the impact on the main plot. It was threatening to take over the whole ending and was definitely getting in the way of the smexing. Bad, plot line.
Anyway, despite the cull, I'm feeling more positive, even if I still don't have clue what I'm doing. Hopefully, things should slot together in the remaining word count and make for a satisfying end. (Hunts for original notes, before sub-plot interference manifested.) Wish me luck.