I am so tempted to write the following, but I know my editor won’t let me keep it:
The horse instantly became visible. “Dapple!” Thyst exclaimed, hoarsely.
Got lots of writing done this weekend–around four thousand words. Two and a bit chapters bringing the total up to just over 25,000 words.
I think I’ve got seven chapters to go, and am averaging 2,000 words a chapter (although some shorter). So looks like I’ll come in just under 40,000 words total. Feels like I’m two-thirds of the way through the story. So all in all, on track.
As long as my characters behave!