And that news is that I've finished my first draft of Those Who Touch the Fire!
...Except for the epilogue, which I'm struggling with. I'll finish it once I get some feedback from test-readers. Speaking of test-readers, I'm doing my first pass of edits and once I finish each section, I'll open it for test reading to a few people who have expressed interest in doing that.
I have no idea how long this process will take, but I hope not too long; I'm ready to get this novel submitted to publishers... but only once it's perfect.