The re-drafting of Act I is complete - so that first act is now at Draft 1.2 standard - and the page count is currently 34. So it's still a little heavy, but considering that I hacked out 10 pages worth of extraneous fat, that's pretty good going ... so it's no over yet. When I return for Draft 2.1, I will be seeking out those 4 extra pages.
I'm now ready to proceed onto Act II - but of course that means we're back to that unknown territory where nothing but an empty expanse lies before you. However, this brief time re-drafting Act I, has helped me get a yet stronger grasp on Allen Bridge - and I hope this bodes well for the continued writing process.