Most of the writer friends that I hear from talk about how they need to cut 10,000 words (or whatever number) from their story to get it down to what they need. I find myself in the opposite position. Draft 1 clocked in at 80,000. Now I have an entire scene that I need to insert into the story, and am actually struggling to make the seams line up smoothly. I’ve decided that there needs to be a troll attack soon. IF not, the whole first part of the trip will be more of a casual stroll through the woods than the escape / flight that it is supposed to be.
How about you? Are you currently adding or subtracting from your story? How do you make the edges match up in either case?