This is also, from a pacing and plotting stand point, the most difficult part of the book so far. So I worry it may take me longer to finish than I would like. I'm not sure there is much I can do about it really. Like everything else about this, the only solution is to simply write it and manage the best I can.
It's frustrating to think back and realize I've been writing this book for three years when, quite honestly, I should have finished it inside of one. If I've learned anything from that, it's that whatever happens in the future, I can't allow that to be the case again. I still have seven more books in this series alone, so I just don't have that kind of time to waste. If I had stuck to it and followed through on my plan, I would have been starting book four around now. I can't let myself forget that error pf carelessness.