I've also been working hard on my new novel King of Crows. There is a complete draft now and I'm looking for any huge plot holes that might need stitching together. I've really loved writing it and I've fallen in love with the characters which is a real necessity for an author. You spend so long working on a novel that you need to love the characters and the story enough to revisit it and never get bored.
Skywalker has a starring role in King of Crows which has made his ego extremely inflated. He has taken to issuing diva demands like boiled eggs, more cage free time, more shoulder perching time and generally permission to steal any items from my jewellery box that take his fancy. The only one who seems capable of cutting my magpie back down to size is my hamster, Minx. She aims at him in her hamster ball and runs him down when he gets too big for his boots. Got to love the triumph of the small guy.