I also finished the machine-assisted audio walkthrough of Calamity of So Long a Life. That was a highly beneficial process. I'll have more to report after I've mulled it over a few days, but this will definitely be a critical step in future novel manuscripts.
Finally and most importantly, there is of course the news of the passing away of my dear friend and fellow writer Mark Bourne. It was sudden and unexpected. My deepest condolences to Elizabeth and all his family and friends. This saddens me deeply.
Likewise, I've been told (but not yet confirmed) that Kathryn Daugherty passed away yesterday. She was a fan, a friend, and a fellow colon cancer patient. My condolences to James and all her family and friends.
More to come, when time permits.