Meanwhile, I asked my sister to test the first two chapters (still first drafts) of The Diva of Mud Flats. I simply wanted to know if it was interesting enough to continue, and she thought it was. I still struggle with some of the character names, and she noted some confusion with them. Perhaps there are too many characters, but mostly I think it's the fact that they have names and titles. I hope to iron it out in the revisions.
In a previous entry, I mentioned a jazz quintet I had joined. The drummer drove the guitarist and myself crazy until the guitarist finally quit and the band was disbanded. I remain in contact with the guitarist myself, however job prospects may take me out of state forcing me to revise how to handle future music interests.