O.k. This is the freakiest thing I've encountered. The entry I am attempting to make is long and I have to break it up with <!--more-->... (note that I've also tried it without the second page and it didn't work)...... however, I can go back and make a simple little test post in the very same category and it works. I am pasting a past review I wrote into the entry that doesn't work but am manually typing the entry that does work. Now there's a brain twister.
I appreciate your time taken with this. It is probably something simple requiring little adjustment but for the life of me, I don't see it.