The actual end is not in sight, but I can see how to get there now. I’ve still got 5-6 chapters do draft from scratch before I land at a point where the action resolves for this story and sets up for the second part of the story (this project is planned to be a multi-part series, I’ve got a chapter 1 drafted already for the next part).
I spent the last two writing days (maybe 5 hours total?) re-working a few chapters that have been drafted for a long while and haven’t undergone significant revision yet. The last of these chapters was split into two, it should have been that way from the beginning, and that second half now needs to be almost completely re-done, and possibly split into a 3rd chapter. When I went to bed last night I put myself in the shoes of the main character, trying to figure out what to do. Needless to say, it took forever to fall asleep, and now I don’t remember half of what I’d come up with. On the bright side, I remember a few of the key elements I was thinking about, which will go on my story-line note cards, as soon as I remember where I stuck them. What I mostly remember though is that the last of those scenes could make for an intense fight. So, all I’ve got to do is get my characters to that point, and from this vantage it seems almost easy, except for the part where I’ve got to dredge up time to focus on it. Of course, then comes the hard part – revision and polishing.