Last night I finally finished the second draft of Defender, macros and all. 96,000 words. Quite the monkey off my back. All I can say is that the line-edits and typo and minor style errors really start to take their toll on the creative psyche.
But it's so great to be able to take an extend-o break from the world of magic academy for a while. All I need to do now is convert it into an eBook so my wife (and other peer reviewers) can read it.
Also, I can move on to my dwarf story, other short stories, and maybe pick up Gun vs. Sword again. Good times, good times.