So I've spent the last month or so rewriting the last five chapters of Before the Dawn and all of "The Fault Lies Not..." I'm finally ready again to start moving forward, to drive each project to their completion.
So, as of right now, Before the Dawn stands at 66,229 words, 13,771 words short of my arbitrary goal of 80,000 words.
"The Fault Lies Not..." stands at 12,423 words. I had to make a few changes to the plot line: Lin is still going to end up being a captive of the killer she and Vincent have been searching for, but she's no longer going to be thrown off the roof of the building. I've got a more logical way for the killer to take her hostage.