I fear I might not be able to keep the bits I wanted to keep; I might have to excise even more, and then I will have to write even more, and I'm not sure what I'm writing in that bit, and ARGH!!!
I am making myself panic just writing this. Maybe I should consult my editor on the bit that's giving me trouble, ask for more guidance. I think that's what's making it so hard; I'm not sure exactly how much she wants there, and am too caught up to see objectively how much it needs.