I went to a new dentist. I got tired of my old one who kept me coming back every three months, and which always had stuff that the insurance did not pay for. The new dentist is closer, the office less hectic, and I walked out without paying a dime extra. Yay for going in-system.
The novel proceeds. I'm back to putting polish on the thing. I slowly advance towards 50k words. No readers have yet reported back on this draft, or lately, even the last book.