I can say, finally, that I am feeling better. It seems like everyone I know has had this. Hacking, coughing up shit, and the worst is feeling exhausted all the time. That last part is why you haven't seen a chapter from me. Going to work was about all I could get done. And if that wasn't enough, two out of the five people I work with are gone. One went to another job and the other quit days after. So as well as everyone in the store not feeling up to par, we're severely short handed. All in all, it has made it so that, even though I look at chapter 9, I haven't been able to write much.
Now all of that has changed, I am feeling better, my energy is up, and I'm planning on getting some writing done!