Yep, I'm loving the book again. I've been thinking about it since my last post, and officially I had a eureka moment when I realized how to get rid of a specific scene. I knew the information in the scene was important, but in my first three drafts it sat funny, it was least liked in my review group and it seemed like the scene was a cop-out.
I now know how to fix that scene and I'm reworking the hook to the opening scene.
Unfortunately I'm still on a sales call for my day job and the novel's digital copy is at home.
Now I'm jittering to get at it... two more days....