When I re-read it for editing a month or so ago, I realised it needed more.
At one point I had built a boat and was, sorry I'll say that again. At one point my protagonist built a boat, (better) and alarm bells went off in my head telling me not to let him set sail. Why? Because the story was intended to be what it was and end where I originally ended it. The extra story up to the boat building, enhanced the read but did not deviate so much from my earlier plan.
Now having taken the boat ride, the story, while still holding its reserved premise of finding love, is something entirely different. And yes, I'm sure glad I let him cast off.
I'm now marooned on an island. There I go again. My protagonist is now on an island awaiting the battle between, Morini and some wild beats he has no name for to dwindle, before he can make his getaway.
There is a sneak peak on what I'm writing now page.