So I posted chapter 10 and waited for the fallout. first response made me giggle maniacally.
"terrible ending I hated it."
I replied, "that's good because it's not the end."
had a bit of an evil giggle over it and made an off the cuff remark to my wife.... Bad mistake.
Apparently I'm doing it wrong and she doesn't understand how I could do this and it's the same as that etc etc etc.
I love her dearly but... Kill me now.
So, once again, just to clarify to all and sunder.
This story is not over. OK?
we hit the slightly before mid point.
by the way, all criticism is still appreciated.