Done. Final count, 18278, which gives me 3111 words for the day.
My heroine, who will become the Oracle Hawkspar before too long, is at the moment ready to leave to face the nine oracles who will either confirm her to become one of them (when the current Hawkspar dies) or deny her confirmation. It’s a life-or-death issue for her, and her confirmation is a long way from assured.
I’ve left myself in a pretty good place to begin work tomorrow. So, two hours and thirteen minutes late, I finish my work for the day. Maybe I need to start getting up at 5AM. At least until I get to June.