Sorry for the lack of postings lately, all. It's the tyranny of the editing process. The manuscript is now at version three and Jeannie is reading it for the first time. If it gets past her eagle eye with an assessment that there's at least some hope of salvaging it, I should have it to the publisher by the end of this month. It's trimmed from over 109,ooo words to just under 104,000.
Will keep you posted and I plan to have another review up within a couple of days.
Thanks for your patience. (Not that this blog really impacts on your lives or anything...)