Nanowrimo, day 2
Up to 8568 words, though I should round it down to 8560 to account for chapter headers.
It's already taking unexpected turns. And I haven't introduced the hero yet, which I really should remedy. I expect a good chunk of the first chapters will end up dispersed throughout the book, since some of it was me figuring out who the heck the heroine, the not-the-hero and the Mysterious Other Presence are and what their deals are.
So far, I'm pleased. Wish me luck.