Has it really been TWO YEARS? How deplorable!
In my defense, it's been a busy two years. My dad died shortly after my last post. A month after that, I met Tim, who became my husband last August. I am so blessed to have found such a kind, thoughtful man! I'd given up on dating and expected to be alone the rest of my life. Now I am facing the daily challenge of loving a real human being, which is less romantic than the ideal relationships I write about, but ever so much more rewarding.
I also bought a used bookstore. That has taken all my time, and to be honest, will probably continue to do so. I don't know when or if I will get back to writing. I do get the itch, though; especially when someone responds to one of my stories. I WILL try - and if I can't do it, I'll remove the incomplete stories. It's not fair to leave them as they are.
Thank you for all of your kind comments.
I'm sorry for the long delay. I was working two jobs for a while, one of them typing all day. Then my father took a turn for the worse. We're pretty sure he has cancer, but he is too weak for treatment. He is not expected to live more than a couple of months, at most.
I have slowly been rewriting the rest of Invisible. The first version was quite sketchy in the final chapters. I also found that I had written myself into a corner. I had hurried to post the last chapter without checking what came next, then found, to my embarrassment, that I had intended that last thrust to be the second touch. Since it is now fixed as the third, I must make use of a weak contrivance. My apologies!
Also, I apologize for the implausibility of Diego's recovery. I had originally intended that he should remain a bit impaired, that Toronado would go home after Diego runs away and lead the others to him, and, reassured of Victoria's love, would marry her. But Alejandro didn't approve of that idea, as we've seen, and apparently Diego didn't, either. So I speeded up his recovery and made it more total than it should have been.
My last apology is for the tone of the final chapters. It feels like an entirely different story, now that Diego is well, but I don't know how to recapture the sober realism of the early ones without hurting him again, and he's suffered enough for one story.
All that being said, watch for chapter 28 shortly. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.
~Amy (who is 46 as of today)