Very much to my surprise...but not to my characters'. What put it over the top was making the explanation of what's going on and the epilogue make sense...which probably means I over-explained everything. But since this IS officially a first draft, I can do that.
What's interesting is how doing this book has sharpened my awareness of what the scripts were about. I think I was being coy in them and, should anything happen with this, I can now make them ten times better. Makes me look at my other works in a different way, too. Who knows what the characters will bring to stories like "Darian's Point" and "Mine to Kill" and "Dair's Window"?
In fact...I can already see how I can make the relationship between Thomas and Marion work better, simply by being able to show it and delve into it, especially during their courtship and marriage and such. I refer to it in the script but now I'm thinking it's a much better idea to do it as a book.
As for publishing...I can do that myself online with Amazon...and even Barnes & Noble, I think. I'll dig into that after the first of the year.
So...Daniel's happy with me, as are Van and Ace. And Brendan's sitting on the sidelines wondering how long I want to break for before we get back to POS. I'm not doing anything else until I have a first draft of his story done, period. I don't need to worry about perfection in it, not just yet; I need to get the plot down and figure out what information I need from that.
Now excuse me while I go find some way of unfrying my brain.