Well that was fast!
A kind soul--our first donor from the UK--kicked in the whole $20 overnight, so there will be a Saturday chapter next week. That doesn't mean you shouldn't donate if so inclined. In fact, an earlier donor suggested I set up subscriptions so people could automatically kick in a buck or two a week or a month or whatever. I'm a bit skeptical that people would actually do that, but I'm willing to try it, and once this miserable cold or flu or whatever abates I'll hie me off to PayPal and get something set up.
So far, I've gotten enough donations to cover what I've spent on advertising (most of what you've given me has gone straight on to Ms. Alexandra), though I've cut back my ad-buying pretty hard after the first burst. As you can see, ad sales here haven't exactly taken off yet, but give it time. I deliberately priced the units higher to avoid those damn lingerie ads. I don't mind sites like that advertising here, but please give me some decent-looking creative. sheesh.
My next goal is enough to help cover my March BPAL order, which I've got to make before the Lupercalias go off sale on the 23rd. I have to have a bottle of Passionate Shepherd, if only because it reminds me of the outdoor bits of this story. So far, I've got most of shipping covered. In another post for another day, I'll outline which BPALs remind me of which characters (preview: Arta smells like White Rabbit). I'm totally serious when I say BPAL inspires me, and I use TAL oils on candles when I need to pull in some mystical big guns to help with the story (notably Hymn to Pan).
Anyway, my writing goal for the next couple of days is to get a story outline going--where we've been and where we're going both longterm and short term, the questions I want to answer and raise in each chapter, etc etc. I know you're supposed to do that BEFORE you start writing, but I always do things ass-backwards, it seems.