Now I get to see if permafree works for me.
Meanwhile, my wife had good words for A Crown of Silver Stars. The story doesn't faceplant anywhere, so now it's a matter of working out my character's emotional journey. Now that I have the structure, I can look at the humanity.
I put my first readers there, before I explore the emotional arc, because swapping story parts around after the emotional arc appears is far more difficult. I can pace out the emotions and the conflicts far easier if I know that nothing will move later.