I met today with Ceridwen, one of my most trusted readers and fellow writers. She had just made it through the super-rough, pre-alpha, first-draft of the sequel to Flight of the Nosoi. It wasn't a complete story yet, and as expected, Ceridwen said so. But, she did identify the same needs of the book as I had heard from mark, and during discussion conjured an amazing plot turn (not really a twist) to fill in that gap. Thanks for that! of course, I'm not sure when I'm going to get to it, but the notes are there.