Okay...still taking deep breaths here. My New Word Office program has somehow encountered a problem where the file for Big Chicago's new chapter...almost a months work in my time off...has been corrupted and is unrecoverable. There is a vein on my forehead that is pulsating dangerously right now. At the moment...it appears as though I will have to start over from memory and rebuild the chapter...which wasnt an easy one to begin with...since pacing multiple characters and events in an order that flows well is trickier than it sounds. I may just take a few minutes away from the computer to recover my equilibrium, then put some soothing punk rock on to calm my nerves. Thank god Echoes and other recent works are still intact...but my trust in WordOffice is severely diminished right now.
Sorry folks. It looks like the long delayed chapter for BC will be just a little longer in the works. Peace and love, yours, Sam