I think it took me three months to write chapter 16. I think it took 3 days to write chapter 17. Call it writer's block on chapter 16, I don't know, but since then, wow is all I can say. I'm already a few pages into chapter 18 and the story is starting to pick up pace.
Give me a few days to clean up ch 17 and I'll have it posted. Thank you for all your support.