After much thought and plotting, I think that I’ll be able to merge my newly developed storyline with the already existing storyline by slashing some largely unimportant chapters. I like this solution, as it is focused and driven and will result in a much stronger book. I was concerned about the middle of my book anyway, because it seemed to move all over the place in a choppy manner without pulling things together.
So it just goes to show – never despair, things will all fall into place in the end anyway. Sometimes.