I made $33 last month, thanks to four readers. I thank you. Three people bought ebook packages via my store/ ASSTR donation button, and I have one sponsor on my Patreon page donating $3 a chapter. I'm definitely not going to abuse that, and that anonymous fan really has my thanks.
Readership is slowly creeping up on the current story, although the score is likely to stay in the 6.6 range. That's fine. You should have a second chapter this week, with luck.