Last Wednesday or Thursday, I discovered a short file of the same new book that I am currently writing. I quickly read it over and discovered the story lines diverged.
I nearly just plain deleted nearly six hundred words. Instead, I put it away and took two days to visit a person similar to one of the characters.
Advice: Don’t delete your work.
After returning home, four hours of smoke in my eyes and throat, I rested. Finally, I read the old file. Deleted on paragraph, and merged the other into the beginning as a preface.
If it doesn’t work, I can still select and delete.