First of all, to all those who have written and commented with such encouragement, thank you so much! While I wait for God's time to write Dahveed 6, I've been doing what I can to become a better writer, including taking some on-line courses in writing techniques.
My Dad continues a slow decline, and caring for him takes more of my time. However, there is a chance that my brother may be able to spend some significant time in my area, helping with Dad's care. Please pray that God's will and timing will come to pass.