"And now before I kill you I shall explain the details of my dastardly scheme."
But how do you get around this kind of infodump cliche? I find as I reach the climax of my story I have to do some of this, partly because I only just worked out a lot of it myself. I started writing it during the final big confrontation, but that just seemed stupid.
Why on Earth would the villain be explaining the plot in the middle of a fight? I read way too many comic books.
So I went back a bit and had various characters who hadn't met before locked up in a cellar so they could compare notes, but it's still kinda clunky. At least it gives me the opportunity to set up one of the final twists a bit better.
Most unexpected plot twist of the day, possibly the whole novel, occured when I realised that the bit of the epilogue I wrote on Friday isn't the epilogue at all. The actual epilogue occurs a little earlier. What I started writing on Friday was the first chapter of the sequel.
Word count now: 48,133 and on schedule to pass the finish line late tomorrow!! OMG OMG!!!