No word from the agent on the novel; she is in Florida so I'm sure the hurricane messed up her schedule for awhile. I'm not writing anything yet because I'm in the research phase for my next novel AND my next nonfiction work which I have under contract. However! I am thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - in November where you try and write 50K words in one month. I would love to focus on my new novel in that time period as a way to continue my healing/recovery process from a toxic marriage. I think there's a great deal to be said for "burying" yourself in your creative work.