Always leave with the good news first, so that’s exactly what I’ll do. Chapter Eight is done, finished, finito, fin. It’s been a bit of a struggle to get through it, and the last scene has seen me either writing twelve hundred words in a couple of hours or three hundred words in a couple of hours; there’s been little in between.
And there was something about that last scene–
Oh yeah: the last scene is the longest in the novel, and it’s nearly twice the length of the next longest scene in this chapter. Why is that? Because I had to do something they didn’t want to do, and it took me a while to do it. Which is to say, something sort of bad happens in that last scene and I really had to work my way through…
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