Revision is not working. I think I need to take all the sections in my secondary point of view starting from where I lose my way and just rewrite.
A fresh start is going to be much easier. I’ve got a basic plot idea, will make use of the same characters and settings as the original version, but I’m sure it will also take new directions that I can’t even begin to predict. What I had before wasn’t totally awful, but I feel, upon reflection, that it isn’t true to the character, and it just has to go.
I feel like I’ve overcome a real obstacle in this process and am excited about getting on with it, finally!