Hi everyone. It’s way past time for an update. My silence hasn’t been completely my fault.
As you know, I don’t do the uploading to the World of Letoria website. That’s a job my dear friend and mentor Invid Fan has done for me for quite a while now. As I said in a previous update, Invid Fan had to deal with the sudden onset of a very significant medical problem. The condition left him with some disabilities, but he was making steady progress with the help of physical and occupational therapy and a course of a drug that seemed to be effective. He was finally feeling willing and able to resume posting for me.
Sadly, he had a very significant relapse, which landed him in the hospital once again. All the progress he made was seemingly erased, and it was compounded by new problems he didn’t have before. The acute relapse seems to have been gotten under control again, but now he’s in a rehabilitation facility for an indeterminate length of time. Once again, he’s in no position to worry about my stuff.
Luckily, another dear friend who calls Australia home (I seem to have a disproportionately large number of readers in The Land of Oz), is an IT professional, and he’s offered to step in as a pinch hitter. Posting is going to be a problem, but he doesn’t have access to Invid Fans software, so I have no idea if formatting problems will show up. We’ll worry about crossing that bridge if and when we come to it.
I’ve let the latest installment of our heroines’ saga hang fire while Invid Fan’s condition is so uncertain. I can now get back to work. The first draft two thirds finished. What I need now is a couple of days where I can devote all of my time and attention to it. The remaining section is one that will come out better if I can get into a flow, a nice rhythm that isn’t broken up by anything other than “rehearsals” and sleep – given my chronic insomnia, maybe not even that.
Ultimately, I would really like to learn to do my own site maintenance and uploading. I’m not a child (though a child from this generation could almost certainly do it by age 8), and I’m reasonably intelligent, nor am I some sort of Damsel-in-Distress-type, so it’s something I should have tackled a long time ago. My Ozian friend has mentioned helping me do just that.
In the meantime, I thank all of you for your patience. It means a lot to me. If you are a praying soul, a few offered for Invid Fan would be welcome. If you’re not the praying type, a few thoughts of good wishes can’t hurt. You can also send him good wishes at Invidfan@gmail.com. Just tell him Letoria sent you.
Thanks again, and enjoy your summer if you can.