Outlined what remains to write of current novel this morning so I could get a grip on what is left to do... and WOO! Boy, did I get surprised. Big time. Appears my bad guy is far cleverer than I gave him credit for. He had another twist up his sleeve. And as much as I still loathe his tactics, right now I absolutely love him for his brilliance. Never thought I'd say this, but the bastard just managed to earn my grudging respect as he turned the final outcome of the novel on its head again. Damn him!
Anyway: what's left to do (unless one of the other characters decides they have to mess with me too):
Chapter 19 - finish last scene
Chapter 20 - three scenes
Chapter 21 - five scenes