Sorry about the protracted silence there. I had to travel for work (got to see my folks in the bargain) and ended up spending the following week swamped with all manner of things. But I've continued to work on that last, protracted round of edits for Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. "Protracted" does not suggest just how much of a Zeno's Paradox this experience has been; each successive round of edits leads to another, even more fine-grained round. At this rate I'm going to quit talking about a specific release date and just say, it'll be ready when it's ready.
I also have tentative — VERY tentative — plans on paper for what comes next, but dealing with them has also been a case of trying to nail jelly to a tree. So far it's all intentions and no outcome, despite multiple rounds of revisiting the core idea. But again, I'm not putting a date on this; it'll just come when it's due.
Between that and some other stuff going on — one of them being a pile of books I brought back from that trip — I might be a little slower than usual for a while.