I recently completed the first draft of my next novel, which I'm calling "Neptune" unless and until I think of something better.
The book has nothing to do with "Blood Alley," except, perhaps, certain thematic similarities.
It is wwaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy tttoooooooooooooo llloooooooooooonnnnnnngggggg right now. I'm trying to whack it down, smooth it out, buff up the characterizations, and do all that other neat stuff you're supposed to do while you're rewriting.
I hope to have the second draft completed sometime this spring. You'll notice that I'm giving myself a lot of wiggle room.