So, I'm back and happy to announce that FLORA REDUX is done, finito, punto finale, over with, gone baby gone. The only thing left to do now are line-edits, and then off she goes to the copy editor, and then to the typesetter and then beyond my ken, and out of my hands.
It took, quite obviously, longer than I anticipated to get finish. This being my second go-around on the final draft front, I have discovered that, like housing renovations and childbirth, it always takes longer than you expected.
But I'm pretty happy with the end result (will I ever be THRILLED with the end result?--doubtful) and eager to see what everyone thinks. However, I shall have to wait until August of next year to get feed-back because that's what the publishing date has been pushed to. Originally, as ya'll know, REDUX was scheduled for the Spring, but various considerations made the Powers-That-Be decide that summer would be a better slot for it. Sorry, but there it is, and hopefully worth the wait.
Otherwise, I don't want to be spoilery, except to say that just about everyone from SEGUNDA is back, some more than others, there are a few new additions to the mix, a lot more action, some of it death-defying, and, of course, waffles.
Now that that's out of the way, I'll be back to posting semi-regularly. For those who stuck with me during that long blog-silence, thanks! I'll try to be twice as entertaining to make up for being so long completely un-entertaining!