First, sorry for the silence. Here's what's up. Basically, my deadline system failed me. I post as I write because, if there is no pressure to finish, I tend not to. I've been sitting down to write, doing a sentence or two, then deciding to just do something else. There's no block, and I know where things are going. I just haven't been in the mood. Re-installing Sims 2 probably hasn't helped (I put a bunch of teens through collage, so am now breeding them).
On the good side, I do have a short chapter finished. It's short not because of all this, but because I think what comes next should start a chapter, not end it. We're heading into the final stretch, and thanks to some mental work exactly how we're getting there is a bit clearer. Expect the chapter in a few days, once my editor gets a chance to look it over.
I have a vacation coming up, probably in early september. I'm thinking of driving down to the Henry Ford museum outside Detroit. Haven't been there in 30 years. I assume some things have changed. If any female readers want to be my tour guide, let me know :)