Work on my first crime novel is chugging along pretty well, 1 1/2 chapters, and about 8400 words in. I'm also writing it with a "novel writing" program called yWriter which was invented by a sci-fi writer from Australia. It allows me to create detailed files on characters, locations, and even props in advance. It's still pretty new to me, and I'm still finding my way around, but it all seems to be coming together in new and exciting directions.
It's a hard-boiled story about misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and murder in a corrupt town during Prohibition that's on the verge of a gang war. As someone who has written a lot of SF in the past it's a very interesting change of pace.
Wish me luck.