The ending of Guardians of Paradise is currently doing that irritating thing where the closer you get, the further away it appears to actually be, rather like in a bad dream. I spent yesterday finishing what I thought was the penultimate chapter. So far I’ve spent today re-writing it and have now concluded that it is, in fact, the pre-penultimate chapter.
On the plus side, it looks like I might be reaching the 100K word target after all. Just not sure when.