I hope you like it. Things take a turn for the not-so-good in this chapter, but I still have confidence that love will prevail in the end. And I do promise to finish this story before *next* Christmas.
I promise, I haven't just been slacking off on writing. We've gotten a new housemate, at least temporarily, I've started school about three hours from home for skills and vocational training, and I've foolishly agreed to read and critique novels for two different people in one of my non-SOL critique groups. on top of everything else, I can't access SOL while at school, which means I can only read (and post) when I'm home on weekends--alond with umpty-gazillion other things I have to squeeze into that time frame.
So I'm not slacking, just a little snowed under. And I'm sure things will get easier as I adapt to the new routine. If I don't post for a while, or miss responding to an email, I apologize in advance. (And remember, I can't respond if you send your comment anonymously. I don't mind getting them, just can't respond.)
In the meantime, be well and look forward to spring and warm weather--unless you're in the southern hemisphere, in which case, enjoy the cooling weather and look forward to fall!