In the meantime, it's been a little while since I mentioned anything about my serialized novel. Among other developments, I submitted Legend of Hero to Web Fiction Guide and they've obligingly provided a listing.
The story itself has continued to explore David and Emile's strained relationship. In David: Act V, Emile learns of Diune's fate and has second thoughts about their teamwork, but David convinces her to stay. Then David: Act VI finds Emile trying to teach David magic -- and finally sharing that special move she hates.
I gave myself Monday off due to convention recovery; tomorrow we shift back to Peter and Hope briefly before starting to check in on the friends David left behind.