Some time ago I said I'd try to keep this place a little more active. I think I'm going to take a stab at why updates are so slow, at least as far as posting chapters here. Chapter 2 is very much in the works, but I'm no longer surprised it's taking so long. I think the first few chapters will all take a long time to write. This is the beginning, after all. It's the foundation. It has to be done properly, and that takes time.
I am following a plan, an outline of every chapter, but as I write these early chapters I do find myself jumping to different points ahead in the story often, to add details where they might have been scarce or even missing before. I imagine that as I progress further into the novel, the gaps between posting these chapters will shrink because there will be less jumping forward to fill in other details for other chapters. Every subsequent chapter that I work on will be more complete upon the first draft than the ones that came before, resulting in a quicker turn around.
At least, that's how I imagine it will go. An adventure very much needs to have surprises, setbacks, and obstacles to overcome, and this particular adventure I'm sure will be no different.