Wow. I literally just fixed the entire problem with my book. It took exactly one therapeutic epiphany, the purchase of one of my favorite horror movies of all time (Stigmata), and a recap of the 1st season finale of Penny Dreadful to unstick myself. Months of frustration and fear suddenly went up in flames because of one spark of recognition. Those of you who have read the book should be expecting frantic phone calls and text messages very soon.
Best of luck, Michael Rivera: the final stretch of your journey is about to begin.
NOTE: “Prince of this World” is NOT the final title of my book. It’s a working title I use to discuss it in a way that’s more specific than just “my book.” The actual title is something that only the few who have read it know, and it’s going to stay that way until publication. “Prince of this World”, however, IS very thematically relevant, and for those of you who don’t know what that name refers to, googling it will give you a pretty good hint as to what the book is about.