And then I have about 50 chapters worth of epigrams to write. I may also want to give each chapter a title but that might be overkill with the epigrams. We'll see, I can try to come up with chapter titles. If an editor thinks its too much, I can chop chapter titles easily enough.
What are epigrams? Well, the dictionary definition refers to a short thought, comment or poem. Emphasis on the short. I use the term to refer to the brief (again that word) quotation that provides world building details and telegraphs, a little, the theme of the chapter. I take my model for this from Frank Herbert's Dune. Other writers do this was well, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn had a neat twist in that he was telling a story in his chapter heading epigrams. I like them and so do most of my readers. The challenge is to come up with quotes that are relevant to the chapter actions.
Once I have the epigrams done, Angel Odyssey will be 'done'. I'll fix typos, send it off to four very talented writers I know and consider any final changes before mailing it out. Again, my goal is to have Angel Odyssey in the mail by the end of March. Wish me luck.