After a long night in "Get the damn thing done" mode. I got the damn thing done. Or at least draft 2 is done. Observations...
Revising sucks. I hated every minute of it (perhaps that's why it took so long?)
I thought revising would take a couple of months, try a year. Poor, poor naive me.
Grammer check in MS word must be turned off, or it will assault you with the green squiggly during any conversation between characters.
I finally bogged MS Word down to the point which it became annoyingly sluggish. Maybe it's my computer.
Gmail is a good offsite storage location.
Read rec.arts.sf.composition or http://www.wilwheaton.net when you need inspiration to get back to writing.
It needs to be read again, since I haven't read it in a long time.
Even though I added and deleted a ton of text, the word count remains steady at 77K.
The end result is much better than what I started with.