People have started leaving comments about how they think the story should or should not end, which is all very interesting, and I certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from doing that. Of course, I have already written the ending, but I like seeing where people think it should/will/won’t go.
There are about 25,000 words left in the story, which at the rate of 3,000 a week would take two months to finish up; however, as I’m leaving at the beginning of February for a long road trip and won’t want to be posting updates, I will likely finish up the story the last week of January by posting the entire last chapter, or something like that.
I’m really pleased by the reactions to the story, in general. Some people are surprised at the violence in the story; some people have stopped reading for that reason; some people appreciate the characters and what they’re going through. This is a different kind of story, but it was the kind of story it wanted to be, and telling it is a challenge for me. I don’t want to write the same thing over and over again, but I do want to keep the core things the same: good characters, interesting settings, compelling story. I have really been enjoying reading the comments people have left on the story as it goes on, and in some cases having dialogues with people. Thanks, guys, for following along and for appreciating it. :)