I wrote three pages of notes last night, getting myself back into the werewolf book. To truly judge where I am, I'm going to have to cut all those scenes that go nowhere or that I later contradicted--mostly those are from when I first started on the draft, and was flailing around. I was going to have to cut those scenes eventually, anyway.
I tried to think of what was missing from the novel as I'd outlined it, and discovered some interesting things I should do. The enforced break from the story helped, I think.
I also tried a character exercise, "what does each character fear," which got me to articulate some thoughts I'd had, but actually wasn't that difficult. I already had it worked out, I guess. What surprised me was how neatly I'd paired characters who had similar fears. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.