Thanks, first of all, for all the words of encouragement and advice. I sincerely appreciate it.
To answer a couple of questions: Yes, I've done an outline, but a real general one. When I start to write, I remember other things and this and that starts to click in my brain and I go off picking daisies.
Believe it or not, these chapters take between one and two hours to write. You heard me correctly. I don't just whip em out off the top of my head. Well, actually, I do, but then I go back and edit and re-edit and sometimes I've written half a chapter and thrown the whole thing out. Too boring or not really to the point.
I've been very busy this week, but as soon as the muse hits me, I promise to knock your socks off with the next (longer) chapter. You all's readin' folks and I wanna scuh-ratch that itch.