It may have taken far longer than anticipated (as usual), but as of thirty seconds ago the second draft is now done. There's a certain satisfaction in tapping out the final words of the final scene, something the first draft never quite had since I was dissatisfied with that first ending as always a placeholder.

Still to do? What do you know? I've already made a list. There's about three whole back stories that need to be filled in and I want to rearrange the entire first third of the novel (the gear changes between the three sections are a little rough at the moment so the job now is to disguise them).

Oh, and this is what finishing a draft after midnight on a weekday looks like:

The author of a completed second draft.