I have worked out what to do with Anika. I have worked it out so that she and Crilo will have alternating character arcs with the completion of an arc for one of them leading into the start of a new arc for the other. Not as ambitious, perhaps, yet I think it will work better for the pacing of the story. World building is my new challenge, but since it is already well after midnight here that is a problem for another day.
I did play around with new cover art today. I am not happy with it yet but it will do for a placeholder on this year’s NaNo page.