I am extremely pleased to report that I completed the first draft of my novel, Jackpot!
Of course, that is just the pre-publication title that I have given it. The publisher has the option to title the book anyway they please.
Now, the next procedure in this project it to re-write the book, cleaning up messy plot lines, weak verbs and sentence structures and such before I have it edited. Since I've already done some preliminary self-editing, it shouldn't take too long.