Progress: Introduction: 4th Wall Breaking - Mapped Out Hello from Justine acknowledging some readers/listener as holiday purchasers who have no idea about the journey thus far. She fills them in on being trapped in VR for over a month, the stolen technology resulting in 'enhancements' to the game like being locked in, and hidden ways to make food that actually tastes like someone, and people thought to have died during the digitization process being rescued from in-game Hades, where they find the start of the current quest which promises to unlock the logout button. TLDR version - bring them up to speed for if holiday purchases that haven't read the first two novels. My goal is to drive holiday read buys for December Audible. Plot Major quest mapped out that guides the plot of the book. Time to visit the North Pole. Cover Design First draft: I'm open for comments, and would very much appreciate feedback since I'm on the fence about it. First cover draft doesn't quite look how I managed. I asked for a palette of "Wintery Blues and Whites" but the green in the middle makes me think of a fish tank (albeit a very cold fish tank) rather than Christmas and Hallmark holiday cheer. There's a reason why I chose a male for the cover this time - a certain obsessive someone is finally on a quest to get their big reward. I sent them sample images of Christmas trees I liked from the website they source images from, but they ignored all of them. : / I was imagining contrasting the holiday light, cheer, and festivity from the tree with the sinister silhouette of the dragon, and the dude ready to do battle. As it is, the with a tree in silhouette there's a distinct absence of "holiday cheer," which is unfortunate because while there is lots of battle, monster fighting, and imprisoning a Santa (who has turned temporarily evil before the holiday), the story line is quite whimsical.