After a sluggish start, I managed 2,245 words this evening, bringing me to 14,270. This one chapter is getting awfully long, but I'm not letting myself worry too much about that sort of thing right now. This is about getting things written. Structure (and restructuring) can wait.

Today's surprise: discovering I had a new "sidekick" character who was going to be along for at least part of the ride. Not sure where they came from, but my brain decided tonight they were necessary. Go figure!