if you’re so inclined. If not, Happy Solstice!
I’m sorry I missed posting Chapter 11 on Sunday, which had been my hope. However, I always find I slow down near the end of a story — not that I’m that close to the end. I always underestimate how long it’s going to take me to write a novel and I find I need “think time” to work out all the details. The same as with relationships for me: beginnings are easy, endings are hard.
It’ll be kind of embarrassing finishing a “Christmas” story in January (or, gulp!, February) but I don’t want to rush it. I’ll finish as soon as I can without compromising the story. I think I have 4 chapters left, including Chapter 11, but it might end up longer.
I’ll try to get 11 up by next weekend.
Meanwhile, have a lovely holiday. Eat, drink, and be merry — or whatever makes you happiest.