Yesterday I finished chapter twenty-seven in The Phoenix Prophetess. It is the beginning of Part III in my novel. Right now, the novel stands at 67,008 words. I have done a brief outline of the rest of the book, and it appears that Part III will consist of eleven chapters, making the total chapters for the book 37. It's a slightly odd number, and I may end up combining an earlier chapter to make 36 chapters, but we'll have to see. That will come when I reach the editing process. I have ten chapters left to write, and if I do stick to one chapter a week from now on, I'll have my first novel finished at the end of August, which is a month or two earlier than I originally thought. Of course, I might get on a writing spree and end up finishing the novel in less time, but it will be finished at least by the end of August. I'm so excited about it all. I just have ten chapters left! The only bad thing is that I'm so close to finishing the novel that it is about all I can think about. I would like to get back to work on Moonlight Murders or write my first wizard story titled "Eclipse" for the Way of the Wizard anthology, but all I can think about is Yssa's journey and finishing The Phoenix Prophetess. I going to re-read chapters one and two in Moonlight Murders, so perhaps it will give the inspiration to write chapter three today or tomorrow. We'll have to see. Anyway, I wanted to update the blog on where I'm at with The Phoenix Prophetess, since I didn't get a chance to do so yesterday.