I have reached the nineteenth chapter of my space opera book and things are getting very gritty. I have returned the story to the battle that is taking place on the planet’s surface. It is starting to look like a space version of the Alamo. There will also be a gunfight in a government building and a POV section that focuses on civilians. Basically, the intensity of this battle is being cranked to 11 with each chapter I write and I am aiming to make the battle end with a bang.