I live. And more importantly, so does "Off The Deep End".
I bow with my brow to the floor and beg your indulgence. If it were up to me, I'd have those lottery winnings and be able to divide my time between reading, writing and quaffing apple brandy in my mountain log cabin.
Unfortunately the universe has decreed that illness, work (and the curse of being good at what I do, so thus I am granted the reward of MORE work), and the necessity of making time for keeping the love of my life IN my life and supporting her as she supports me have meant that I have been neglect in my duties to continue the story of James & Nao.
Thankfully, I have had a few days repast and will soon (in the next day or two, after editing/proofing) be uploading the next chapter.
Thank you to all who mailed me about when the story would be completed, and thus gave me a reason to.