The only balm to my pride is that it is my understanding that it probably should be the title to lots of people's lives.
After missing a week, getting a chapter out, and then missing two more weeks, one would think that I had considerably more work done on TCG. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
What I do have is a slightly revised (but still unfinished) outline, a partial map built in Hexographer (hooray for RPG geekery proving useful!) so that I don't lose track of where the characters have been, and a few more chapters than I had before. So, even though it isn't as much as I feel I should have done, I'm glad that there was still a net gain in writing.
That said, Chapter 8 is now up for your reading pleasure, after an inexcusable two-week hiatus. I would like to thank my friend Sara for threatening to beat me with a stick in order to get me properly back on course.
Also, should you feel the need to make yourself depressed, there's also a handful of stuff in my Poetry section.