Sometimes it pays to clean your desk.
There it was, a printed copy of the incomplete manuscript with all my notes, all the background stuff, all the words.
And then I noticed the manuscript was printed in one of my earlier Scrivener formats. Maybe two years ago.
So I dug through the printed version, did a search for a unique word in the manuscript, and did a content search for just that word, and found…
Here’s a tip: If you have a book with a working title, NEVER in your filename surround that working title with quotes, as in “Dreaming the Dead.” Not even if you’re working on a Mac, which will allow you to name files pretty much anything.
Found it, fixed it. Banged head on desk.
“Looks like meat’s back on the table, boys!” (Movie version of Fellowship of the Ring)