Yeah, I know... my grandparents just called to get their phrase back. (g)
Couldn't help it, though. :) I posted my first chapter over in kidcrit and the extraordinary head of the section took a look and had just a few deletions, etc.. She said it was "excellent" -- that she especially liked the tension of the new scene at the end of the chapter.
Oh yeah... I'm stoked.
Now I'm more determined than ever to make the rest of the book shine. On to the next chapter.