To those who read my last post, I found out what was in the trunk in Bell Park and the contents may well add quite a bit more to the novel than I had planned. It not only added additional research which took two full days of reading up on a very esoteric item, but the contents bring a third POV to the whole book. And that, my friends, means more pages.
While the book seems to have a mind of its own, it is still disconcerting to have these things happen. Just when I was getting used to the characters not doing what I wanted, now I’m finding strange objects that weren’t supposed to be there. Oy vey.