A Brother's Duty is now complete but too long. It's sitting at around 90,000 words but needs to be tightened up in at least three places, expanded in two then put on the back burner to let it simmer for a while before I do the final formatting for publication.
I'm still hoping to have it available for Christmas, which means up on Smashwords around November 20 or so.
I'm very pleased that I can get a full book from idea to obsession to publication in four months while writing part-time. I'd still like to find a compatible editor and an agent to help me sell my books but I'm not going to worry too much about that.
I think I may be ready to finally complete Small Battles then start serious work on Faith Huxley's story which has the working title of The Schoolmistress' Son.
It would be nice to be able to publish in a cycle of Christian contemporary, Christian-friendly contemporary and Christian-friendly historical. At some point I have to write at least one of the two concepts for a sword and sorcery fantasy so my darling wife will be tempted to read my books.
Thanks again to all of my readers who have taken the time to give me feedback and reviews.