Chapter Twenty-Five currently stands at 6,770 words. I had been hoping to be able to report that it was finished today, but there's still a bit of ground to cover before this one can wrap up. Unfortunately, having written about a chapter's worth of material in the last week and the majority of that in the last two days, I can't write another word of it today or else my tenuous grasp on reality will finally snap and I will spend the rest of my days trapped in the world of my own fiction. Or something like that.
I'll be able to get back on with it tomorrow, I'm sure. There's probably about another thousand words or so to go, so I'm hoping to have it finished. It's probably not too optimistic to imagine the epilogue might be finished by then too, but don't hold your breath.
One thing I can say now though is that this is going to be a really good chapter. 'Book 2' isn't quite as action-heavy as The Two Empires, but there's enough action here to leave a crazed orc needing a lie down.
I did have a bit of a break today, with a visit to the air show at Felixstowe. Here's my favourite pictures of the day: