I just finished the first draft of Spells of Old. Over the last three days I produced nearly 14,000 words, to give the first draft just over 119,000 words. Honestly, I’ve got the shakes at the moment, because I just got sucked in. There are so many points I’m not entirely happy with, but…but it’s done for now. I’m going to take a couple of days off, and once my first readers are done, I’m going in and fixing it. This is insane to me. But I’m done for now.
In Halls of Power I get to resolve everything at last. All the dangling plot threads of the primary storyline are going to get brought together and come to an end. Thing have changed so much from my original outline, but I look forward to it in some ways.
Edit: One of them is 90% of the way through (yay, Joe the cleric!), and has found relatively few errors, and also has pointed out a few abrupt endings to chapters that need to be solved. I may need to add a chapter or two, interspersed among the others so that it doesn’t feel like I’m abandoning some interpersonal issues, but that’s a different question.