Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Update: Plain Love Chapter 15

Hello Everyone, Happy Tuesday!
Here's Chapter 15 of Plain Love. Lorna and Eli have been seeing each other for a few weeks now. Spring is in full bloom, even if from Lorna's perspective their relationship is only budding. But after all--she agreed to let them take it "slow and steady".


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Monday, August 29, 2016

In/Exhale Continues

Today starts off a very long day for Kai that I hope you all will enjoy. While I was working on it, I worried about it being too long as it is technically the longest chapter in the series so far. However, it has some really crucial scenes between Kai and those close to him, including a couple characters who are becoming increasingly prominent in the series, and I realized there was no way to trim it down without losing some of this.

It's possible I may do one week as a two-parter, but I haven't decided that yet. I have a little bit of tweaking I realized I need to do in the later part of the chapter, so that may be what pushes me to spreading this out to four weeks. I know the wait is difficult, and I'm sorry! I've been posting the full chapters on my blog once they're all posted here, so you're always welcome to read them in their entirety there.

Last Week on In/Exhale: The weight of suppressing his darkness all day comes crashing down around Kai, but fortunately Renee is there to help him through it. He confesses to her some of the closely guarded secrets of his hospitalization: that he lost it during a group therapy session and threw a chair, and as a result spent some time in isolation, which triggered him to attempt suicide. With no one else available to stay with Kai, Renee offers, grateful he's letting her in more and more every day and yet deeply worried about him.

This Week on In/Exhale: Jon comes home in the very early morning and startles Renee awake. He looks ready to collapse and yet insists on grilling her about what happened that evening and why Renee stayed with Kai. He won't admit why, but urges Renee to promise she'll go to Kai's appointment with Dr. Miller and inform the doctor of Kai's strange behavior. Kai wakes up, shocked he's not torn from his usual nightmares, and pieces of what happened the day before slowly come back to him. He's still afraid that Renee is slowly seeing through his smoke and mirrors and will realize she doesn't actually love him, and yet the way she looks at him reassures him that isn't true.

Next Week on In/Exhale: Renee accompanies Kai to his session with Dr. Miller, who is becoming increasingly concerned about Kai's unstable mood and his suicidal thoughts, but knows she has to tread very carefully so she won't spook Kai before she can help him. Kai goes to his nutritionist appointment, expecting to be chastised for his bad eating habits, but instead, she's sympathetic and urges Kai to see further help for his eating problem.

February 8, 2001 - Part I

If you've forgotten what Kai and his pals got up to in the first part of Season 3, you can read the "Previously On..." to refresh your memory. Or you can hit the updated Table of Contents to re-read any episode.

See you all next week,


Friday, August 26, 2016

Devo Diary Updated!

Devo Diary is back again!

Read Chapter 20 here.

In case you forgot, it's 2001 and I'm still dating Rollerboy, an incomplete c7 quad who lives 3 hours away.

Find the whole story here:

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

For The Love Of Not Walking Chapter 18

Hi there, I can't believe how quick time is going right now. Thursday is Kieran and Erin day and here I bring you Chapter 18 of FTLONW. It stays emotional but amongst the chaos they both feel so much for each other. Hope you enjoy this week's chapter. Thanks so much for the comments from last week. I hope everyone still enjoys the story and is ready to keep going with Kieran and Erin.
Love you all, Dani

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Update: Plain Love Chapter 14

Hello Everyone,
I know I sort of left you hanging last week, committing a bit of a tease, sorry about that. But things got very busy for me and I just couldn't do the 2 chapters at once for the she said/he said posting. So here's
Chapter Fourteen...and the rest of the evening.

And as always thank you so much for reading the story and for your comments. This relationship has "benefits" too.

Warmest regards,

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Monday, August 22, 2016

In/Exhale Continues

It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since I started sharing my crazy little saga with you all. I'm grateful for all of you who have stuck with me.

Maybe you don't remember, but I started writing this story for myself as a way to work out a lot of the things I was dealing with that I otherwise couldn't. Even after making the story public, there is still a LOT of me in In/Exhale, even if it's fictional, and I still consider Kai my alter ego.

The past 18 months or so have been really difficult, dealing with my health and chronic pain. There was more than one point that I felt like giving up, and thankfully I had a friend to help me see through the murk of depression's lies. Nevertheless, despite having a supportive husband, I still often feel like I'm alone dealing with all of this because it's difficult to understand unless you've gone through it. So some of what follows in the rest of this season was my way of finding a kind of support network, even if it's all my fictional friends. I know that sounds totally insane, and writers are all a little of that. But I promise you, even when it seems to get really dark there is always some light around the corner because Kai has a great family who cares about him. As Stitch says in Lilo and Stitch, "This is my family. It's little and broken, but it's good. Yeah, still good."

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pretty Fat, the conclusion

Hi all!  This is the very last chapter of Pretty Fat, where Emily and Brody finally get it on :)

Chapter 20

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I want to thank all of you for reading and commenting.  It's meant the world to me.  I do have another story in the works, but it's not entirely ready for prime time, so I'm going to take a little break from posting.  If you want to read more from me, be sure to check out my latest book The Ugly Duckling.  (FYI, a sequel to Will and Libby's story is also in the works.)