Finally! Here’s that picture of me you’ve all been waiting for and I’m even smiling; I will admit I need some dental work, but who can afford a dentist these days?
To come straight to the point, the next couple of months are going to be very busy for me. I’ll be away from home for a week starting October 14. Since I want to keep posting chapters on a regular schedule for you, that means I’m currently working on three different chapters.
I’ve done this before at times and usually it works out just fine. There shouldn’t be a problem with Chapter 11. I’ll post that next Monday as planned. But there’s a chance Chapter 12, which is supposed to go online on October 19, might not because I’ve screwed something up trying to schedule it to appear on that date.
If that happens, hang in there and be patient. I’ll post it when I get back, which should be around October 22 if all goes well; and even though I’ll be behind schedule in terms of getting Chapter 13 prepared, I’m still planning to post it on October 26 right now.
The main reason for mentioning all of this is to let you know the next three chapters may be a little rougher around the edges without the usual amount of time I spend editing them. Like the saying goes, it is what it is, but I’ll do my best.
At this point it’s hard to say whether I’ll be able to post your comments or respond in a timely manner to e-mails the next couple of weeks. I’ll try to say something more about that in my introduction to Chapter 11 next Monday.
Whatever happens, don’t be shy about commenting or sending me an e-mail. I’ll respond as quickly as I can and certainly soon after I get back to town. I wouldn’t want anyone to hold off thinking I’ll never be back in touch. I will be; assuming my journey is a safe one, of course.
November will be busy for another reason entirely. I have a bit of a surprise for you. But don’t worry. All of you will be getting invitations to my wedding and personally I think I look quite radiant in white; assuming getting married is the surprise, of course. It could be something else I suppose, in which case I’m probably just teasing.
The point is things will be picking up the next two months so bear with me while I do my best to keep on top of stuff; and you should definitely check back here regularly so you can do the same thing.
I’ve also updated the galleries with some new pictures, but you’ve probably seen all of them already by now if you’re reading this. In the future, I may just post them without notification.