I misspoke when I said it is my third novel. It is at this point a short story. I have considered making it a three act novel, which would require a rewrite of the first act and a compelling quest for the next two. This short story ended when Mandy lost her leg in Iraq fighting with the Peshmerga. Now I’m thinking I should probably leave it alone as I have enough on my plate. I appreciate your insight, and I will apply it to my new work.