I'm certainly not hitting these midnight deadlines, but as long as I get that final 50,000 before the 30th, I won't have to worry about it.
So what was this big problem that I was having? Well aside from finding myself in dead-end scenes that just perpetuated a lot of nothingness and preventing me from actually being able to move my characters into necessary scenarios, I realized that in a story that is being named after a character, Parish, I sure as hell didn't have him playing a major role. Putting him back into the beginning is what saved my initial re-start of this story, so it's no surprise that bringing him back in has saved the day once more. He's supposed to play a major part, that's why I titled it after him! Best part? Didn't even have to force him in. It was like he was waiting on the sidelines, knowing that he was supposed to jump in, but I totally bulldozed right over his cue.
So know I have about another 2,000 words for future deletion, but in exchange I got another 4,000 words out of it. Fair trade if you ask me. Well, good night. Another 5,000 word adventure for tomorrow!