Slowly but surely I'm getting closer to the end of the book- I'm working on "the beginning of the end" as we speak now. After that, it's more edits, then I'll be ready to get a few folks to read it cover to cover for continuity and understanding.
Then it will be time to start Book 2- as well as shopping around for publishing options.
It's a very scary thing- writing a book. You pour a lot of yourself in to it. Even if it isn't written about you or people you know- or even your world, you created those characters, situations, interactions...it's very much one of the hardest things I've ever done. I think I've put my roadblocks in my own path because I want this book to be perfect. I have to accept it won't be perfect, but it will be the absolute best I can make it. I will do justice to my characters. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, I will try again :).