So there's bad news and worse news.
The bad news is that AKOD was not updated at noon today as it was supposed to be. Hell, it's 4pm right now. Not even close.
The worse news is that there is no update today. I'm currently in Florida for my very good friend's wedding and...heh heh....didn't bring my laptop with me. I can still log in and update my site from other computers, but not having my files makes it very hard to upload Despair I as planned. And seeing as I don't get back to NYC till Tuesday, well, yeah, I think you all get idea.
My deepest apologies to you all. I owe you one. Hugs?
In a little bit of coincidental poetry, Delirium VII debuts today, on this day of the Autumnal Equinox. So the fall of the world begins with the fall of the season.
Though I would like to state that Chapter 6 - Despair will NOT be the final chapter of the book. Even though, yes, the world is ending, the narrator still has quite a journey ahead of him until he ends up on a little boat in the middle of the Atlantic. In fact, Chapter 6 only marks the midway point of the novel. I haven't even come close to finishing up.
So get your bunnies and your Beatrice outfits and your Thai food ready. Cause this is when shit starts getting real.
Today's update comes to you via the miracles of modern technology. Currently, I am jammed into a tiny airplane seat with my rather large laptop consuming near more space than I am (I'm a greedy son of a bitch and like a big screen). Arms aching, I have finally finished the last minute edits of Delirium VI (why do I always have so many last minute edits?) and gotten the piece live. So, the update is a smidge late. I hope you all can forgive me.
And I hope you all pray I make it home alive from Las Vegas. Else AKOD might turn into a cliffhanger novel rather quickly.
"Start to go wrong?" you ask yourself.
Well, yes and no. Obviously things have been "going wrong" for some time now. But in Delirium V, things get personal. The world stops falling apart around the narrator and begins to fall on him.
Only a little bit though. The worst is still being saved for Despair.
So enjoy these last few, upbeat portions of AKOD. Cause in a few weeks, everything that's come before Despair is gonna seem like a great big basket of kittens.
Today, two things happen. First, it is roughly the 7 month anniversary since the beginning of A Kind of Drug's serialization.
Two, Delirium IV is now live. It's a little shorter than most segments, but it was either that or release a huge, 10-page segment. And, let's be honest, I'm not exactly at the point in my life where I can write 10, polished, finished pages of work in one week. So, 4.5 pages it is.
And at this point, you're probably asking yourself - "Where's this lapdance you mentioned in the title?"
Good question. In fact, I'd like to ask you the same thing. Where is my goddamn lapdance? You fucking liars.
I hate you all.