In undergoing research for this story over the last few months, I have learned a lot and followed some new pathways. My work has expanded and gone deeper as a result. Though it is taking longer than I had anticipated, I am confident that the story will be greatly improved. I hope to update you again before too long.
Folks, thank you for your support and interest in my work. My time is being split these days; on top of writing this novel, I've been doing a few short story projects, one of which has now been published in an anthology. I've also found myself writing scenes for this novel out of order, which means that it will take a little longer to get the first few chapters ready to post here for you. I’m on target to complete the entire first draft by the end of this year. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned. :)