So. I’ve recently been going through a string of very stressful events — not related to the story, but they’ve been having an impact on my writing. (if you want the details, I’ve posted them in my most recent online diary post.) Yesterday I actualy wrote two full chapters — and they fell far short of my usual standards and probably would’ve derailed the story a bit.
And that was no good.
The upshot, then, is that I need a little time to pull myself together and revise those. I’m going to give myself the rest of this week off, rather than struggle to catch up or post something I’m not satisfied with. As with the last time I had to take a week off, I’ll add the missed day to the bonus queue as “vacation day bonus chapters” — so the total number of chapters, at least, will end up being the same as if I hadn’t taken these two days off.
I am really, genuinely, deeply sorry about this — especially with the recent cliffhangering. If I have it together enough by Friday that I’m satisfied with at least one chapter, I’ll start posting again then. But I don’t want to commit to that while I’m in the headspace that I’m in right here and now.
Thank you for your understanding and patience,