I just typed "Chapter 26." Chapter 26 is the new Chapter 25, and Chapter 25 was supposed to be the start of the climactic space battle. I may actually cram one more scene into the new Chapter 25, though, which was previously the second half of Chapter 24, except Chapter 24 got to be sixty pages long, because the scene that is now supposed to start Chapter 26 (formerly 25) may go better in Chapter 25 (formerly 24.)
This book is going to be seven hundred pages long. I wish I were even kidding.
I have finally gotten through the rising action and I have reached the earth-shattering kaboom. Which means I will be taking a moment before writing to organize it. And cry a little.