I am still here, still alive, still writing. However chapter 7 has gone through iterations up to version O. I expect it will go to my editor within a day or two.
However, I want to give a warning. As those of you who have read the story so far know, Hadiya is the survivor of a Taliban IED (or bomb, to put it bluntly). She lost her right leg above the knee, her right arm near the wrist, and her right eye. She is badly scarred. She is an important character in the story and much of the plot revolves around her, her challenges, and her effort to gain the acceptance of her classmates.
There will be amputee sex in chapter 8. Amputees are people, too, with the same desires as "normal" people. While to some their appearance may be offensive, they deserve our respect and support. I hope that my readers will be able to accept Hadiya experiencing a loving sexual relationship.
I will try to write any such scenes in a way that will not offend anyone. They are NOT written with the aim of appealing to people with that particular fetish.
Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.