The current update is that I've finished my first draft. The bones of the story are down. A friend is editing it and then we will meet up and have a lengthy discussion, I'll bounce some ideas off of her, etc. Then I will run through it and try and fix any plotholes and fill in more details, and all that cal. But the skeleton is there and that's what's important.
Anyway, I think it's become clearer that this blog isn't going to be too actively updated until I start the process of submitting my manuscript to publishers. But I'm still here and still working on it.