17, 561 words. Not much, but I dug myself out of a verbal rut. Blah! Things are happening now! I will take a short break. (Watching Conan the Barbarian special features. Hey! Don't judge!) Then I plan to finish Part One. An undertaking which I have avoided... since it's very upsetting.
I am convinced that if I get through Part One, the remainder of the novel will be a breeze by comparison. A lot of work, of course, but not as strictly tied to what has become the sequel. The whole second part is just alluded to, in very broad strokes, in the sequel. Yay, pure literary fabrication!