Eight is 'done'. Needs editing and polish and etc, etc but the story line is complete. That was a tough one because I wanted the story to make sense. I want Jake to have a serious turn so that his decision to stay with the space fleet seems valid.
I've read lots of books where there was a scene or two that just didn't jive with the story. It diminishes the story and makes you pause to think "say what? why would he do that?". I don't want the reader distracted if I can help it.
Time to move on and get Jake and Arlo into the fleet uniforms!