I was estimating that I would need about another 15K to finish FI. After reading through everything tonight, I'm estimating that number to be more like 25K. SIGH. LOL. Oh well, I'm super excited by the way things are lining up in the story. Things are definitely coming together. If I'm unable to finish it before Monday, which let's face it...is a TALL order ...I'll hopefully be able to get the SFD completed by the end of the month. I can SO do this. Yes. A little behind what I had planned (again), but that's life.
I've decided on a new tactic. I'm going to work forward, filling in the gaps as I go. Tonight as I did my read through, I wrote pretty detailed notes as to what additions and changes need to be made. I think that will go a long way in speeding up the process. I just finished my read through and already managed to make some significant changes to the first couple of scenes in the queue. Luckily, most of the stuff is written for a while and only needs minor tweaks.
So yeah, I'm afraid the hair-pulling and caffeine guzzling will, at the very least, last through a week from Monday. Oh, but I'm salvaging some more bits from the original MS! That will knock down that total number a bit -- probably by a couple of thousand at least... so yeah, not great, but not horrible either. AND, I have a hand-written scene that I've misplaced. That will knock it down another 1-2K. When/if I find it!! LOL. So maybe it's actually more like 20K, and some of that is allocated to basic fluffing. So, okay, I'm alright. I'm gonna stop freaking out. LOL.