Well I am nearing the finish line on the novel! The last third is going a lot faster than the previous sections though I suspect that has more to do with these chapters being more complete after the first draft than any newfound skill on my part.
See, when I wrote the first draft I didn’t really know where everything was going until I hit the last third of the novel. At the point I really understood what was going on and of course this realization meant that much of what I had written in the first twenty chapters had to be changed. And heavily.
So it looks like I should finish second draft early next week.