Chapter 6 is speeding up. I'm writing one of the big "ah-ha!" moments. After this scene, there are only three more in this chapter and we'll reach Chapter 7, when all hell breaks loose. Chapter 7 will be long as there is a lot of action in it and the story starts resolving. Chapter 8 is the aftermath and denouement and that will conclude the first draft of the novel.
I've made it back to sections I outlined early on, which is why things are speeding up. That plus taking a day off for my birthday let me get some serious writing time in. Well, that and a trip to the new LEGO store that opened nearby, the Apple store for some new ear buds, and the Godiva shop for a free key lime truffle (membership has its privileges). By the time this posts, it will be my actual birthday and I'll be doing birthday things, followed by Tea things the next day (supporting the wife's activities - not politics, actual tea). If I squeeze anymore writing in this weekend, I'll post an additional update Tuesday. If not, it'll likely be Thursday before the next update.
Current word count: 46,038 words
That's it for now - Later!