Well Baen are interested in Hidden in Time but they want to see how well Shift does before making a decision. So I've suspended work on Hidden in Time for a week or two while I dust off Shift and make sure it's as good as it can be. Best to do it now before it hits the copy editor and changes become more difficult. So far I'm really pleased - the book reads well (it had been six months since I last read it and the usual 'oh my God what if everyone thinks it's crap' panic had begun to elbow its way into the insecure writer's portion of my brain - a dark, unheated garret just behind my left ear) I've made a few improvements - there's always room for improvements - a bit more tension here, a better explanation there, a tad more colour to that mutant killer alien there. Hopefully I should finish by my birthday - Saturday.