Novel’s at 70,684 words.
Final third of the novel is starting to take shape.
The plot’s taken two sharp left turns in as many weeks, but it’s ended up on a path where I can actually see where things are going now, and how they’ll wrap up.
It’s an odd feeling. Here I was trudging along with no end in sight, just a vague idea of how I wanted things to turn out. The plot — and my original outline — suffer two sharp shocks, and now I know where I’m going.
Let’s hope it lasts for the next 20,000 words.