I’m about halfway with the new story, I think. Very absorbed in it, which is why I’ve been quiet recently – apologies for that. Enjoying the writing more than I have for a long time, and hope to have a good novel to offer you. First 60,000 words have taken 70 days, which seems to be this book’s tempo. I should think I’ll be finished by Christmas. Thank you all very much for your patience and kind words in the meantime. I’m lucky to have such likeable readers.