Chapter 46 is about one-third written, and I think the third I've completed is good, but it will not be posted today. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I tend to be a creature of habit. Up until a couple of weeks ago my routine was nice and regular, repeating with a rhythm I'd become quite accustomed to.
That rhythm was changed when I was asked to help out with some recent openings in the schedule at work. I was the FNG for my first fourteen months but now I'm about to be one of the "more experienced" members there at my two-year anniversary, one who will be looked to as a resource for the newer members when they have questions. As an employee who is halfway up the seniority list in my department the expectation for me to step up and lead by example is increasing. Because of all of this, my schedule has been completely opposite my "norm" half the time.
What does this mean to you? Fear not, gentle reader, for I am still committed to this story and I will finish it. What this means in the near-term though is that I'm finding it hard to keep my brain focused on the story when I have time to write. My schedule will continue its chaotic gyrations for the foreseeable future.
My *plan* is to have Chapter 46 posted this weekend; that will depend on when Graybyrd is able to get to whatever I send him when I send it to him. Following this weekend, however, I will be gone on vacation (or "on holiday" for at least one of my readers) for a week. I hope to have time to write, because I do consider writing a way to relax; it's something "not work." If I am able to post 46, 47 will not post next week (8/12) but hopefully the week after.
I remain grateful to those of you who have been with me since I began posting in January, especially through the first draft of the story. I am no less grateful to those who have found this story somewhere along the way also. Thank you to all.