Right, I am about to continue with chapter one. I know in time I'll speed up with my new style of tighter writing. Hoping I will craft more than 226 words in one hour today.
Exciting news for II: a friend of mine loves art, and wishes to develop her portfolio. So I'm one of her side projects, or rather my characters are. She needs a lot of detail for them, but I think I'll see if she can create an image of the Imperial Crest. I already have a description for it (thanks to Termion). I promise to post, with full credits, when I have a copy.
ETA: Groan. Looking back, one paragraph didn't cut it. So I had to rethink and reword it. That involved googling how to address a princess - which then got my muse in hypermode. She's loving the different layers of royalty. And knights. And is getting *ideas*.
Anyway, back to the editing. I've done my hour of work for the day. I can't actually say I've got much futher than the other day. I've been tightening the work some more. Changing words around. Making it more active. *groan*. But I feel happy that I can finally more on to the next few paragraphs.