So I've been offline at home since Halloween or so, but I did get some writing done in the meantime.
In working on chapter three (and four and five), I got above page fifty and realized that I was maybe halfway through what I wanted to do. In other words, it was just too darn long. Therefore, I have broken my planned chapter three into chapters three and four and pushed everything else back one.
The good news is that I'm uploading chapter three tonight and am already a dozen pages into chapter four. (And have ten pages done for chapter five, fifteen done for chapter six. However, five and six might also end up being too long, so additional chapter splits are possible.)
I apologize for unresponded emails and will reply within the next few days.