The Iron City has reached over 43,000 words so I'm well into the story now. It's a lot different from Marvin's Curse in so many ways and new challenges arise every day when I'm thinking or writing. This is the first time I've had to orchestrate a real on-the-lips kiss which might seem strange, but it does require careful planning to get it right. Books and films are so useful for this.
I also have a vile character who I think I actually dislike to the extreme. Some of the things he does in the story have had me on the brink of tears. Yet, I invented him and make him do these things. That's the joy of writing.
I'm writing about a betrayal at this point in the story and doing it in such a way that the reader sees both sides of it. It feels exciting to write like that and I hope it enhances the reading experience.