Well, I close the day just across the 10,000 line--10,020 words, to be precise. I just got through writing a hard scene--after Lorelei returns to the Valkyrie encampment, the Cadre attacks, killing everyone but her and one other. Not a happy scene. Not a good time.
Lorelei and Miia are now traveling overland toward parts unknown. At least next they run into Malcolm, who should bring some much-needed levity.