(Spoilers for manga chapter 985)
For those of you who are up to date on the manga, you will know that there have been certain . . . revelations. Such as minor details like who may or may not be members of the Straw Hats in the future. Given how my story is to take place post-Wano, I have decided to wait for confirmation. If there are indeed changes, then I can rewrite my story as needed to include Yamato. Obviously that will not be practical to do every time canon throws a new surprise at us, but right now I only have a few chapters to rewrite, so I consider it worthwhile.
So yes, a temporary hiatus until we get some confirmation on who is a Straw Hat Pirate or not.
For those of you who still believe Carrot should count, she was not introduced to the formal toast Luffy led with the others over the broken bodies of their enemies when Jinbe officially became a member.
WE ARE BACK IN ACTION!
Special credit to StoneTheLoner and their (American) Thanksgiving gift of a solution to the dilemma of whether or not the Straw Hats might be getting a new member in the ongoing Wano arc! So yes, I am eagerly back to writing this story!