And who do you have to thank for this? An anonymous fan who contacted me earlier today to ask for update info, that's who. I've been so focused on tweaking Chapter 38, that I completely forgot about the PWP until she/he reminded me!
I would like to explain something about the way I think/work. No one has emailed me for weeks. I've noticed that when I stop posting for a while, everyone gets busy with other things, which is just fine, because I'm busy too. We all have lives that extend way beyond the realm of fanfic. I work on stuff that I send to my betas; they send it back to me with comments, and that, believe it or not, satisfies my desire for human acclaim for my writing. Of course I have goals, hopes and dreams of someday becoming a paid writer, but that is still ahead of me.
In the meantime, I wake up every morning and go to work at a very nice job where I feel I have been granted the opportunity to make a real difference in peoples' lives. My personality type is 'service-oriented'. If people need me in some way...it arouses a strong desire in me to meet that need, if I can! I know a lot of people won't understand that, but those of you who have similar personalities, you know what I'm talking about.
So what am I saying? I'm saying if you want me to update, or if you feel I've been taking too long to get the next chapter up, please don't hesitate to contact me. Never fear that I will lash out and feel pressured/ angry/ resentful that you said anything. My strategy in life (and so far this is working for me) is to be straight with everyone. I mean, everyone! I can't tell you all my secrets, but I'm always willing to explain why. I don't want to lie, because lies are too much work to remember and maintain, and frankly, my memory's not that good! But I will always do what I can for anyone who wants/needs something that I may have the power to deliver.
If you want me to post, SAY something! ASK me. I'm sorry, but I get busy during silent times and I turn my heart in other directions. Believe me, I'm always flattered when people care. If I can't accommodate, I'll just be straight with you. But I will never, ever be offended that you asked.
My husband, despite all the annoying singing, is a very wise man. He always says, "Ask, ask, ask. If you ask, the worst that will happen is that someone will say no. But maybe, they'll say yes!" He's the living proof for me, of the success that comes from asking.
Anyway, I'm about to post chapter one of the forgotten PWP. Give me about thirty minutes to check it over. It's been finished since last year, although I still have to write part two.