I finally buckled down on the first chapter of Knight Commander and after review and major rewriting, I was able to salvage it into what I beleive to be a good piece. I tried my very best to keep my tenses coherent (thanks !) and I beleive that after much writing and reviewing that it’s a solid foundation from which to built future chapters from. So perhaps The Quarterdeck Breed will kindly wait as I hammer out this novel, that has been longer in waiting than anything else I’m currently working on.