Here's a good tidbit to keep in mind. Ditch those unnecessary attributions. Try and use 'said' when possible, it disappears for most readers. Remember people can't snort, laugh or grimace words. Instead, use an action tag to indicate who is speaking.
I'm making progress with my revisions of Maddy Blue's WIP. I'm also toying with the idea of doing a few short stories involving that world. I have a couple of ideas, but need to spend some time noodling over them.