So, picking up where I left off, I had a dream and it showed me where I needed to go with the novel and how the main character Maggie actually finds her way into Gloaming--she's chased by a Fixer.
I went back to work. I had to start over. I kept the faerie city and I kept some characters but other than that I started from scratch. It was scary and it was sad to bury that book. But it wasn't good enough. The dream I'd had kept me going. I finished the second draft the following Christmas.
Now I'm revising. It's different. It's slower and every word feels like it's heavier to lift onto the page. I'm hoping to finish in a few weeks ("finish" I should say--of course it will never be finished). We'll see.