It's been a week. I'm about 35,ooo words into my third draft and hoping to reach 50,000 before I send it off with my sis. She should be here tomorrow night. I might actually finish this draft in two weeks. It's been so much fun to read through it quickly, making ticky tacky changes, deleting boring paragraphs, adding relevant details, and falling in love with my characters again. So far, I haven't had a single new character tap me on the shoulder and demand to be included. What a relief!
Thank you for your encouragement and advice. Obviously, I didn't stay off the internet the whole week, but I did pretty well for a couple of days. ;)