I seem to have found a buyer for my old house, so that's been a distraction. Once it's done, though, that will be one less time-suck to deal with. It's going to be REALLY nice not to have to commute out there to mow and weed and replenish the flyers and make sure none of the dumber real-estate agents have managed to destroy the place. (No lie: Last winter some genius turned off the furnace during a cold snap--unbelievable!)

Let me do a tally, anyway: 23 chapters and 37,900 words. Length-wise, that's pretty much in line with where I want it to be.