My novel, aka Project “Dark Moon”, was starting to get a little unwieldy. I am well past the 100,000 word mark and the problem was that it looked like there was going to be another 100,000 until the end came around. So I have taken an axe to the plot following the minor climax which sets up the ending.
I figure that it would be unlikely that anyone would want to publish a 200,000 word novel by a first time novelist so I have pared things back to what appears to be a 140,000-150,000 word limit.
Now I just have to keep my focus and stop myself from going back and adding in things that I decided to cut. That is certainly harder than most people think!