Author's Update- Not A New Chapter

I'm desperately hoping that all of you didn't get your hopes up when FFn sent out the latest alert. If you did, I am so sorry, but this is not a new chapter. I noticed the other day that there's been a huge influx of new TPMK followers over the last two months, so I just wanted to let you all know what's going on in the world of TB Viking Addict and what my plans are for TPMK.

If you guys follow me on WP or have read my A/Ns on my other stories, then you guys probably know what's going on already and can skip this. For everyone else, I wanted to let you all know that I do plan to finish this story (even though it's been over a year since my last update). However, it's been temporarily benched for now.

Yeah, I know, there's a bunch of sharp, pointy stakes out there with my name on it. I may have even sharpened one for myself (because I totally deserve it, lol). Before you stake me, though, let me fill you all in on why TPMK has been benched.

Here's the deal- my notebook's broken and I, foolishly, didn't back up my notes and chapters on a USB. 2016 was a really bad year for me, I literally had some type of medical procedure every single month last year, which is why I went MIA on all of you. I was just too drained from all my medical stuff to write. The procedures have finally slowed down and I'm getting back into the swing of writing again, but it's been so long since I looked at TPMK that I don't remember what all of my plans were for the plot. I've got those plans saved on my Notebook, but I can't do anything about it until I take it in to get fixed. I already know what's wrong with it, I just need to take it in. Unfortunately, that won't happen until I can somehow scrape the funds together to pay for the repairs. I'm in the process of trying to get disability, so that's likely not going to happen anytime soon.

I know, it totally sucks, but that's life. I just wanted to let you all know why this story's on pause when a different one is still getting updated (SOotS). Wisely, that one's been backed up since I was using my phone to write it.

I've had a couple followers ask me if there was a way to help me scrape those funds together, so I set up a donation link on my WP blog. If you feel like making a donation, then you can find it on the sidebar of my homepage. The web address is TBVikingAddict. wordpress. com (no spaces). Whether or not you donate is up to you. I'd be very grateful if you did, but I also won't be offended if you choose not to. It'll just take me longer to get my Notebook fixed.

Stepping Out of the Shadows followers- I'm way behind on the latest chapter. I caught bronchitis (I seriously can't seem to catch a break on the medical front), so it might be another week before I can get it posted. It's about halfway done. My hope is that I'll start feeling better soon and that I'll get it posted by next weekend. I have a feeling I'm going to end up at the doctor's tomorrow, though, so we'll see.

And that's it! Thank you, my amazing and loyal followers, for taking the time to read this. Hopefully, the next time you hear from me, it'll be in a post with a genuine chapter.