Thank you, everybody.

I guess my problem is that I have very different ideas at times of the way things can go even though I do have one basic outline already of the story start to finish. But really, I don't have to put my every single thought into one book. God willing, I may live long enough to start a second book, assuming I ever finish this first one. I may just go with what my gut is telling me and keep moving forward, while making notes about changes if I am not at that time compelled to go back and re-write yet. I am making my changes both on my spreadsheet and in a different color on my manuscript.

Thank you for the thoughts. It helps a lot to hear the suggestions. I am NOT the most organized person in the world, to be honest.