25,0015 words down, 24,985 to go. What makes me even more pleased is the fact that what seemed to be a hinderance- that they wouldn’t leave on the stupid road trip- seems to be working out in a structural way. When I start tomorrow on what will be the second half of the novel, they’ll just be leaving on the trip. So the first half is the prep wherein character questions are set up, there’s some progression, and one character that I thought would be just secondary has made herself more central, and the second half will be what happens on the trip when those character questions are resolved and resolution happens. I hope anyway.
Regardless, tonight I celebrate. HOORAY FOR ME!