With chapter eight written (a pivotal point in the story) I’m now gearing up to tackle the ninth. I plan for thirteen chapters, the last of which was previously written but now requires a major overhaul. I’d set my sights on a 2016 publishing date but with four chapters left to write from scratch and the last to rewrite with just three months of the year remaining, I think a more realistic target is early next year. I’m standing at a word count of 66,000 and the end product will be in excess of 100,000. Then the revision process will need to be done and a final draft produced. But, at this stage, I feel I’ve broken the back of this huge undertaking.