Words in Chapter 18: 3780 (including notes)
Words total: 79,000
Reason for stopping: End of scene and time for lunch.
It's all coming together. I thought I'd have written the mountain moving scene by now, but decorating the bedroom had to take priority because I couldn't stand the mess in there dragging on for days and anyway we're off to Amsterdam on Tuesday.
I don't think I'll quite be able to finish the novel tomorrow. According to the spreadsheet, I have about another 3,000 words to write, which I won't be able to do in one day, unless something strange and unusual happens, which is doubtful because I have to go to the doctor's for a blood test, get some Euros plus other odds and ends, sort clothes out and pack. But I can finish it by hand while I'm away.
Then I have to do some world-building and then start the revision.
Yes, I know most people do the world-building first, but I like to do it on the fly, as required. But I feel that it's been one of my weaknesses in the past and so I'd like to sort out a very brief history for the West Kingdom and sort out its political system and transport links etc, just so I can make sure everything hangs together during the polishing pass.