I was at work today, and idly passing the time planning my next chapter, and it got me thinking about how the rest of the story will play out. Jotting a few ideas down onto a scrap piece of paper I soon realised that there is probably way too much information that needed to be dropped onto the reader before I could properly say "The End". As soon as I accepted that, I came to the conclusion that I could end the book relatively soon (a chapter to away, as it happens).
Once THAT realisation hit me, I found that I could very easily split the whole story that I had in mind into two books, three if random things keep dropping in like they have been in this first part. If I continued with the way I was going, and included everything that I wished to (and it all quite informs the final conclusion - there's not alot I believe could be cut without seriously altering the story) then I wouldn't be finished until gone New Year.
So, in conclusion, I will be finishing my story in a chapter or two's time, and polishing what I've got as the first of a pair/trilogy. Whether I continue the story in my own time (after editing this first one), or if it'll be next year's NaNo project - I guess it depends on how much I get finished editing its predecessor. In light of this; woohoo! Less work straight after NaNo finishes for me! With that announcement/revelation, I shall leave you be!