I don't know about anyone else, but I've always had a hard time writing when I'm not feeling well. The last few days haven't been good for my goal for that very reason. But I did manage to get at least a few pages done every day, and I'm feeling a lot better now. I'm planning on finishing Chapter Fifteen today, along with an outline of the rest of the book. It may seem strange to many of you that I don't have that outline done already, but this is a system that's worked really well for me. When I write the beginning of a book, I like to go without anything other than my general setting and character ideas and a general idea of where I want the book to go. Each chapter can go beyond my original thoughts and events can go in different directions than I planned. This is where I get a lot of my sub-plots and character development, and my stories end up a lot better for it. Halfway through, though, everything changes. I need to make an outline and follow it, though I still give myself a little leeway, so that I can make it to the end the way I want to and without running too long. Making a book longer is easy, but getting everything you want into a limited number of words can be pretty difficult.
Once I get the halfway-point outline finished, the book itself usually doesn't take much time to finish either. Hopefully that will be the case this time too.
Tomorrow, I will be posting the blurb for the Craftmaster, so check back!