Just to let you know how things are going, the novel is still selling, and has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Thanks to everyone who has helped make that happen. I have officially started writing the first draft of a follow-up. My hope is to have it out before Christmas, but I'm not going to rush it just to meet a schedule.
Also, Rick and I are both delighted with the response you've all had to his advice column. Thanks for your support.