Holy cabooses! I only have 2,201 words left to write to get to 50K! I could very possibly hit my goal tomorrow night!
And guess what...my favorite character just now arrived. Rather Boromir-like of him to wait this long to show up, wouldn't you say? Silly boy. Of course, if I eventually rewrite it starting with that other character's death, then this darling boy will show up in chapter 5, not chapter 15. But mustn't think much about rewriting yet, must concentrate on initial draft.
Good thing I'm done with my writing for the night, cuz now I'm all distracted with thoughts of Boromir.