Just finished the first draft of Trudi 5.
Interesting developments. Not sure if I like it or not when my characters surprise me like that, but it feels right in their narrative, so I guess my subconscious knew what it was doing.
Anyway, first draft is 15,500 words, I'll leave it for a week, then go back in and add all the detail it's missing. Hopefully it'll hit the submission queue sometime in the next 3 to 4 weeks.