I like the way the last few chapters have read. With a little luck, I know I have some characterization issues to fix, mostly with Isaac and Jacob's mother but I'm feeling pretty good so far. We'll see how the next few chapters go.
I'm also thinking more seriously about quitting gaming on Fridays. We'll see how tonight's session goes. I don't have high expectations.
On a different note, one of the writer's I met at Dave Wolverton's workshop is doing a little fantasy travelogue. If anyone likes his concept and wants to kick some funds his way, here's the page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1634677790/travelogue-of-a-fantastic-journey?pos=1&ref=recommended His name is Jon Burgess and he's writing a pretty interesting steampunk novel as well.