For a few shining moments, the sun came out in Germany. I went through the Grugapark near the Spiel hall, then to Düsseldorf. But then it was gone again.
On the plus side, I am now working on the ending to Rapaxoris. Between 15-18 named characters are involved in the climax of this book, which is a hell of a lot of work for one long scene to do. I'm having to make little character tokens to track position in this thing. I began working on the conclusion at the little cafe with the strange bird, and aspire to have the first draft completed before I return to the states.
Hope springs eternal.