Well, a ship is about to set sail in my book. Every event from here on out leads to the end, and everything comes full circle. Of course, there is an emotional twist in the end, and I don’t mean one of those endings where you’re like “Oh, I should have seen that,” no, it’s more like when the killer stands up in the middle of the room in the original Saw.
In answer to one of your questions, no, I will not be sending the book off this Christmas. It’s not just that it’s a horrible time to submit, but there are several things that have to be done first. Chapter 26 needs a rewrite. I still have to find someone to edit the entire novel, and the dreaded Library of Congress send out that takes entirely too long if you ask me. The book will be done by Christmas, but a whole lot of work will begin. I’m aiming for around the end of Spring for submissions.
Ah, I will miss these characters.