Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to let people know I just queued Chapter 18!
I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Chapter 17 and my treatment of the "Sadie situation". Apparently, I did have one reader who did not approve of this, as they lowered both their "Plot" and "Appeal" scores a fair amount (but certainly not unreasonably). I tried to be sensitive and reasonable with how I resolved this plot line, but am always happy to explain my thinking, if readers wish to express their concerns or have questions with how and why I wrote it this way.
At any rate, I do appreciate the continued support and reader comments (both positive and negative). I love to interact with readers to get their impressions and feedback for what I write.
Thank you all!!!!!
Edit: BTW, just want people to understand that the re-post of Chapter 17 was strictly cosmetic and fixed some technical problems. Nothing was added that changed the plot in any way. This has been true with any other chapters I have re-posted thus far. If I do make any significant changes to a chapter from a plot context, I'll make a blog post explaining what I did.