I am pressing on with Lucilla, though I don't intend posting any more of the novel here. (I mustn't endanger its chances of being published elsewhere by publishing it here first.)
The writing seems to be coming along okay and I am pleased with what I have managed so far. This is definitely going to be a strange story. I am glad, too, that I decided to scrap the last 5,000 words. It was going in what was definitely the wrong direction. Sometimes you just have to be savage with what you have written.