A wonderful event today:
While at work, a breakthrough with book 4 plotting! I discovered a way to connect something I knew had to happen in late book 4 or early book 5, with a set-up of the events near the close of book 4. How to reach that point has given me trouble for sooo long (I know I had a really neat dream spin-off related to that scene sometime in 2003 or earlier.) Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, though I still have troubling 'gaps' to fight with before I can tackle book 4 writing in the autumn. But I'm one huge step closer to maybe being able to finish the darn thing before I start collecting my pension! Thank you, God!