I am well ahead of schedule for this first draft. I might actually have it finished before the end of the month. That would be really cool. The last chapters are flying by, mostly of course because they're all pretty short. I worry about that, but I'm sure it will be fine. My last novel's first draft was only about 72K, and I think "Cocke & Bull" will come in at about the same length. I already know that there are chapters in the first act that will need to be expanded.
Anyway, last night I finished Chapter 21 and wrote the first sentence of Chapter 22. Three chapters to go and then, yes then, I can have a break. Which is of course anothe way of saying that I can ignore "Cocke & Bull" while I write another draft of "Horatio." My work, never done. The wicked get no rest. Et cetera.
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