Wow, it's been a whole month since the last update! Work and home stuff have been keeping me busy, and I've only had a little time for writing. Last week I was on vacation and in-between slacking off and riding my bike I managed to finish Chapter 9.
That was a lot of fun, as it has a battle scene in it that I've been itching to get to. I'm going to try to keep the pace up, as next month it will be a year since I started writing this. I hope to be be at least half done with the first draft by then! (Well, the story is roughly around the halfway mark by now. I'm using 100,000 words as a benchmark goal for the length, though it might end up and be slightly longer or shorter.)
Current word count: around 44,900