I'm trying very hard not to do so, and I've managed thus far. I'm rather proud of this; having bipolar disorder isn't friendly toward being able to do creative things on a schedule.
However, as I'm sitting here with my next update to go up in five hours, a chapter about one tenth finished, a low fever, my skeleton one big solid ache and periodic dizzy spells, it's looking more and more like I'm not gonna make this one. The fat lady hasn't sung yet, but if I'm to face facts I may not get there on time.
I wonder if anybody has insights on coping with this? I feel pretty awful about it, personally. I read a lot of serials and webcomics; the updates are part of my day. It's always a letdown when one doesn't have new content on its usual schedule. TGaB doesn't have an update schedule even posted on the site--something I keep meaning to get to--but I've consistently put up chapters every Monday-Wednesday-Friday since its inception. I hate to disappoint my readers.
If I fail to slide in under the deadline...or, heck, just for future reference...how does one make it up to one's audience when these things happen?