Bad news: my agent has been laid up with a nasty jaw infection for the last month, so she’s not going to send the novel out to editors until January.
Good news: she doesn’t think it’s going to need anything but some minor rewrites, and once I do those, the ms. will be sent to NY. She’s already got five or six editors expecting the book, so I am, very obviously, sweating hopefully.
That’s the latest update. In the meantime, I’ve begun the first story for Book II: “The Secret of Grisley Swamp.”
I promise not to include the line, “I would’ve gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t a’been for you meddlin’ kids!”