Well, this story doesn't seem to be going any where any time fast... and now I am going to disappear for a while .. a month to be exact. I have done NaNoWriMo for two years with success and I'm doing it again this year. So for the month of November I don't plan to do much of anything else.
If you would like to track my progress, visit http://nanhawthorne.blogspot.com/ .
We will get back to our heroes here in early December.
Thanks, kind souls, for your patience.