Had to check the spelling of that!
Or maybe I should have entitled this "phoenix" for my novel rising from the ashes. Even though I am 50 pages in, I still haven't been satisfied with the plot. I'm in a wonderful, small plotting group, and they gave me some ideas and urged me to keep thinking. While walking the dog, I GOT IT. Or most of it. I'd been approaching this too analytically. I needed to concentrate on the backstory of my characters. Some of the answers were right there.
If I trust the process, the rest will come as I write/think/sleep/walk the dog (pray for good weather).
Sometimes I think this is the most fun you can have without involving large amounts of chocolate!