Laserschwert, I'm surprised by YOUR tenacity! I don't have that kind of willpower; I would have caved-in a long time ago!
At this point, I'm in the middle of chapter 16, which I expect to have finished by mid-December, and I am optimistically estimating to have the novel completed by spring. There are 20 chapters total, plus a brief 2-page epilogue which I wrote back in July 2009 (quite literally, a perfect
finale, guaranteed leave a smile on every reader's face). I've also commissioned an alternate cover painting from Krede, so fans who wish to print out a copy of the book at home will have two covers to choose from. And now, back to Crete!