Well, I finished the initial review of Thorn and Shadow. Read through the whole thing, made some minor edits along the way, a few additions and deletions and changes, and I have to say, with some degree of relief, I think the book works. It's a short little novel (87,000 words) compared to everything else I've written, but it moves and flows and has some real emotional heft to it. That's my impression, anyway. We'll see how the first draft reader feels when she gets hold of it.