Thanks go out to my friend and fellow writer Chassily Wakefield. She finished the edit on another section of my novel. I have been blessed to have the support of Chassily and other new writer friends as I go through this process.
I would also like to send out thanks to John Reed for his review of my first fifty. John, it was sometimes difficult to hear, and even though I didn't want to change the format, I saw the wisdom in your advice.
I have been letting ideas percolate up this week and I think I am ready to work. I hope to make progress over the holiday weekend. Merry Christmas.