Chapter 25 was a big one, Jacob killing for the first time and Jael being forced to stand and watch. Or, apparently just stand and watch. What she actually does alters her relationship with Jacob irrecoverably....which is good. I sort of question doing a big fight scene like that from Jael's point of view but there were only a few alternatives since Jael's conversation with her suitor/captor was important as well. Jacob would have no way of hearing that conversation while in a fight for his life against two grown men. Also, Jacob sort of went berserk and doesn't remember too much of the fight, just the impression of motion, impact, the raw emotion and the aftermath. So unless I wanted to alternate POV every few paragraphs, I think it had to be all from Jael's POV. I think it works.
Chapter 26 is dealing what what happened in 25, it's slower, more talkly and relationship-based. I'm about a third of the way throught that. With a little luck I'll have that done and 27 as well. Not too many chapters left, two big confrontations, two big relationship scenes and two scenes of scheming. After that, we're at the top.
So close to the end, in many ways. It sucks not hitting my deadline but I got close. But, more about that on Thursday. Focus on the writing for now, one day at a time.