In the fine tradition of titles of the form The Noun and the Noun.
So I sat down and drew a little calendar covering now until December, marking down Tuesdays and Thursdays and what I’ll need to put on those days. Here’s what I came up with.
First, Three Arrivals will end on either August 12th or August 17th (with number 16 or number 17), depending on whether or not I can wrap it up in one more entry. I hope I can, because that means that I’ll be done with Three Arrivals by the end of the week.
Second, the next update after the final update in Three Arrivals will be on the second of September. I submit that it’s not a schedule slip but a scheduled break. Plus, it makes the third thing I’m going to mention a little bit easier.
Third, since (as I’ve said, and as you likely know) I’m going to be traveling basically all the way from late summer through early winter, I’m going to try to build a buffer that will carry me all the way through. This will require me to write roughly 15,000 words in about eight weeks. I probably have somewhere between five and eight thousand of those words plotted out, if you’ll permit me to be a little optimistic. We’ll see how it goes.
Fourth, and as always, tell your friends (preferably friends we don’t share, since people I know directly are sorta already aware, maybe).
Fifth and finally, it’s apparently impossible for me to do proper navigation links at the bottom of posts so that they stay in their own categories unless I spring for hosting, too. …I’m afraid you’ll just have to deal with slightly more clumsy navigation for the time being. Sorry.
 Number 17 on the 17th. If I didn’t want to move on, I’d be tempted to drag it out just for the correspondence…