I met my agent in the summer who wanted suggested various tweakings to the new novel. I saw the point of them all, but ‘make it a bit more exciting’ is easier said than done. I mean, if you’re Jane Austen, you can get more real excitement out of someone delivering a piano than a frankly lesser writer can get out of the Emperor Zhark causing an entire galaxy to explode, so what’s exciting? There has been extensive & detailed work, and I have called a halt to it, for the two reasons that the Professor has read it, and that if I do much more on it I may go mad. So it’s off on its travels. Prayers welcome.