I finally finished writing chapter 16, which was definitely the toughest chapter to write thus far. I’m not sure why. I don’t know if it’s only because my perfectionism decided to rear its ugly head, or because it was just difficult figuring out how to approach it. But finally it’s done. Whew!
I did some more chapter restructuring, adding a new short chapter and splitting another, so my current plans now call for 24 chapters in total, of which I have finished 16. (It may end up being 25, because there’s an earlier chapter that I now think would work better split in two.)
The novel now stands at about 28,500 words. Getting there slowly. I think I’ll definitely finish this month at least. Maybe even this week if I can stay focused.