This is the kind of day that makes me glad I work at home. It's frickin' freezin' out there!
So it's the treadmill for me today -- although I suspect my body is thinking, "Wait a minute! You need that fat! Don't you know it's frickin' freezin' out there???" -- after I input my changes to the JaStoWriWee work. Surprisingly, there were no big moves of information, just some cutting, and I'm still not quite sure about some things. It's always tricky finding a balance when the story is a sequel. How much of the other story do you include?
I approach it this way: How much does the reader of the new story, who hasn't read the previous one, have to know? If it's not essential, I cut it out. I never assume a reader has read any previous books, but I also don't want to bore readers who have with a lot of repeated information, which tends to take the form of unnatural dialogue ("Say, Jim, wasn't that the time you almost drowned in Lake Heavy Symbolism and were rescued by a moose?") or "info dumps" anyway.