I started with the darlings and just kept going.
Left: Original Right: Revised
What you're looking at is the first chapter of "Monsters in California," which I am currently in the process of destroying--I mean revising!
It's cathartic, taking something you spent years working on and then just tearing it apart. Hopefully, when the dust settles and the editing is finished; I'll have a lean, mean supernatural horror novel.
...Or maybe I'll end up deleting everything that made the book worth reading and it'll be horrible. Time will tell!