This isn't an update in the traditional sense. But I wanted to write you a note, from me to you before the next episode goes up.
I know you guys are getting impatient to see Re and Kai finally have their talk. I promise it is coming, and I promise that it will likely be your absolute favorite part of In/Exhale. It will be deliciously devy and angsty and lovely.
I am putting the final touches on that day right now and it will definitely make all the waiting worth it.
As I warned you all in the introduction, I/E can get melodramatic at times. That's just what it is. I know you want to see Re and Kai together finally, but please trust me that all that's happening until then is essential to when the moment finally occurs.
There's a reason that I say I could never take I/E commercial (that is, publish it), and it's because I let myself linger and explore all the side stories of the other characters, etc. I realize this style is very different from most other things published here, or even from my other fiction, but it is what it is. And it's one of the reasons I call it a soap.
The moment in which Renee finally learns about Kai's MLS is one of the most important parts of the entire I/E timeline (which runs from ~1996 through the present, nearly 20 years!), and so I need to lay the groundwork for it.
Everything is leading up to that moment.
Think of it as a season finale, if you will. The pinnacle point that every single episode has been leading you towards until you're at the edge of your seat, heart pumping, crying, shouting, seeing how all those little, seemingly insignificant moments brought you to that wonderful climax.
My plan has always been to explore everything that builds toward that moment, then leave you marinating in it for a while as I figure out how next to take you through this epic story.
Thank you all for bearing with me.
If you'd like to read a sample of my "commercial" fiction, I've posted the first chapter of my novel UnConventional on my blog, http://chiealeman.com.
I'll be back in a few days with the next episode.