The edits for "The First-Born" are complete and the ms has gone to the proof-reader. The whole thing was remarkably painless and the results pleasing.
Just as well, I was amending the screenplay for "The Widow-Maker" at the same time and swapping from one form of writing to another creates it own difficulties, even with the "Final Draft" software (A good rule of thumb apparently is that one page of screenplay equals one minute of screen time and we need some cutting).
One of things I love about writing is the constant learning and these past couple of weeks has been full of it.