Throwing the editor under the bus. That's what they're for!
An update. A new chapter of Where Friendship Leads arrived in my editor's mailbox late Sunday, and as of now... has not been opened yet. He says he'll try to get to it Wednesday. So, you'll get it this week, with luck. Feel free to yell at him. The next chapter of The Magic of Bells, after giving me a lot of trouble, is suddenly coming together. That will probably go to him tomorrow, where it will await his golden touch.
So, you should get a chapter of each this week, but I'm not promising anything.