It occurred to me that those writers who read my earlier entry and have never attended a workshop might be wondering what Plot Point 1 is. I'll try to do my instructor justice by recapping it in a way that makes sense. Plot points are areas of the manuscript where something changes for the protagonist. It's a pivotal point in the story, a twist you might say.
Typically a novel will have the inciting incident (or the catalyst, the thing that sets the whole story in motion), a plot point, or two, then a mid point (where your character arc really starts to develop), then another plot point or two, and finally the climax. My instructor teaches that three plot points are pretty typical though some say four or five. So when I say I'm working on plot point one that means I'm editing the first chapter where something major changes for my character.
Tuesday night I discovered my plot point one needed to be broken into two chapters. I had too much going on. The action rose and fell then did so again. Both parts of the chapter were important enough and dramatic enough to stand on their own. The ladies in my critique group helped me see that. If you've never read your work aloud to someone you really should. It made me see it in an entirely different light and helped me identify the need to break those chapters up and fix my plot point!