Monday, December 30, 2019
I'm excited to be back with another chapter and since it has been quiet again on the Blog, I thought now is a good time again to post. I have recovered from my surgery and I feel good.
I am hoping for a good new year 2020 filled with lots of writing, maybe some publishing, adventures, travel and good times with friends. I also want to work less, so hopefully more time for writing.
I am completely reworking "Three's A Crowd" lately and I also want to continue with "Caoihme's Hands" and of course finish "What It Was".
I missed posting but I needed some time to get through everything. The second half of 2019 had been rough but now I'm doing well.🌼🌻🌼🌻
This was kind of a last minute decision since yesterday and today I felt good with my writing and as I sat here today writing on "What It Was" I thought, why not post a chapter today. It should be good to go. I recapped a bit before the chapter so you have a little refresher what had happened so far.
Now follow along with Shay and Jordan again as they battle through their unconventional romance 💑👨🦽💑
And remember, your feedback or just letting me know that you are out there reading and liking the story is very important, it is to all authors here. It lets us know that what we do and the time we invest in our writing is worthwhile and brings joy to others. Only that way are we validated with what we do, knowing that YOU are right there with us.
I give you Chapter 18 of What It Was.
Thank you for reading and check in with me please,
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Huff and puff, it's been a very busy, rocky week for me, but here I am with another chapter. Just in time for the night before Christmas ...eve ....oh well, it almost works! :P
In this one, we cook, we eat, y'know ...Christmas things :-)Please enjoy chapter 7
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
In this chapter, Tom and Tess go on an 18th century date and get to know each other a bit better...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
But this week I am going to have to leave you all in suspense just a little longer.
See you on the otherside :-)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
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Tomorrow is Christmas Day. And in the last 48 hours I have:
1) Fired two of my trusted employees.
2) Defaced the office Christmas tree.
3) Completely blown it with the first man I’ve really liked in the last ten years.
But it’s worth it, because I’m about to earn the promotion of a lifetime. Unfortunately, my former boss and mentor, Marley Jacobs, is determined to show me the error of my ways before midnight.
Except I’m not about to let anyone get in my way—even Marley.
Especially since Marley is dead.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Another Tuesday, another day in the life. Or well ...portion of one, in any case.
Remember that word portion, it'll be all nice and punny later ;)
In any case, enjoy. Sexiness, sandwiches and self-reflection in this next installmentChapter 4
Monday, November 25, 2019
I am sorry to inform you but for now I will postpone posting further chapters of "What It Was".
Thanks to everyone for reading and especially the readers who always took the time to comment. It always meant a lot.
Mondays is up for the taking again if anyone wants to post a story.
Peace out and wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season and Happy New Year!
Hugs, Dani 💖
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
By William Hogarth - http://yalebooksblog.co.uk/2015/11/02/a-celebration-of-the-yale-pelican-history-of-art-series/fig-97-sjs-4488/, Public Domain, Link
Read on for Chapter Two: The Labor in Vain
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Shadowboxing, Chapter 17: Orion
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I've ben short on sleep so it still hasn't sunk in that it's over -- but thank you all again, truly. I do hope you enjoy this last chapter!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
A new Tuesday, and therefore a new chapter. Techno magic, geekery, sneakery and smashing the fourth wall with a sledgehammer are all part of the game this week. I have big plans for this project, I am committed, so let's go! :-)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
London, 1735. Covent Garden offers a world of pleasures and diversions, even for a blind man. Tom Finch approaches life with boundless good cheer and resilience, whether he’s pursuing a musical career or pursuing women. And as for his blindness, to him it’s merely an inconvenience. Join Tom for a picaresque romp through high and low Georgian society among rakes, rovers, thieving whores and demireps, highway robbers, bigamists, and duelists, bisexual opera divas, castrati, mollies, and cross-dressers, lecherous aristocrats, and prim ladies.
I stared writing this novel in 2010--I can't believe it's taken me almost 10 years to finally publish it. It truly is a labor of love. Huge thanks to everyone who helped me with beta reading.
If you enjoy it, please write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Google Books, or anywhere else. I really appreciate it. Even if you don't want to write a review, upvoting other positive reviews helps a lot too. I'm on Goodreads as Lucy May Lennox, so follow or friend me there too.
I'm posting the first chapter again here after the jump. It's revised from the version I posted a few months ago. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thanks so much for reading and commenting last week. Really happy to see such a positive response to my new story.
Excited to share this week's installment. Enjoy and please let me know what you think!
And for those who missed Part I, here's the Table of Contents.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Back to a longer post this week - and it's the first sex scene since chapter 9. :) Hope you enjoy:
Shadowboxing, Chapter 16: Be Where You Are
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Finally - I'm still deciding how to pace it, but it's very likely that next week will be the final post of Shadowboxing. This is by far the longest thing I've ever written (fun? fact: for many years I could never get past 500 words of a short story), so I'm excited, and a little relieved, to bring the story to a close. I do have a number of other devotee stories in progress; it'll be good to be able to work on finishing those with a clear conscience. I'm also happy to see that the blog is so active again!
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
how is everyone? I hope everyone is well and having a good new week.
So, I have to admit, I just haven't been well and I've been struggling to get into editing the next chapter. I actually had a completely different chapter, one that was supposed to be more positive but it didn't work for me so I bascially just wrote this chapter today. It does tell us more about Jordan's past and I'm sorry if it's too sad again. It's also a bit short.
I have been dealing with stuff the past couple of weeks, I'm just not doing great. On top of various health issues, I actually have a surgery coming up next Monday. It should be routine but I'm nervous and worried nonetheless.
So, I won't be posting next week and depending on everything afterwards I will have to see. But there are plenty of new stories to chose from again, the Blog has awakened again :-)
I give you Chapter 17 of What It Was. I'm sorry for taking a break after this. I'm actually feeling emotional writing this but I will try to be back when I can.
Sending you lots of love and thanks for everyone reading and commenting on the story and also for reading my other stories. You mean a lot to me.
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Sunday, November 10, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
My debut on this blog is a story I initially started writing on the board, the response to which was overwhelmingly positive which led me to requesting an account here.
I was initially inspired By Devogirl's excellent Devo Diary, and I might start such a huge project from the point of view of a blind person myself one day if there's enough interest (wink nudge). Today though, I'd like to share something else.
A day in the life of a blind person ... this blind person in fact. I will take you through a typical day. There will be laughter, typical blind moments but overall ... just a detailed, dare I say somewhat tantalizing view of how I face the world and (generally ...sometimes ...maybe?) come out on top.
Please enjoy, and feel free to leave feedback. The next installment should be up next week around this time. If there are things any of you are curious about in particular, feel free to ask in the comments. I can read those by running my fingers across the words you wrote on my braille display ;)
Thursday, November 7, 2019
I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted here. I've had a ton going on in the last year since I posted The Consolation Prize (if you haven't had a chance to read, please do—I'd love your feedback).
I'm so excited to finally have the time and motivation to put together another story for ya'll. This one is going to be a bit shorter—more like 4 or 5 parts—but I really hope you like it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. Also, I haven't quite finished it yet, so I'd also love to hear what you'd like to see happen between Alice and Jack.
Begin Again—Part I
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
And here's the back half of chapter 15, after some catch-up last week between Roy and Asher, and a brief intimate moment. This week, we'll dig a bit more into Roy's past...
Shadowboxing, Chapter 15, pt. 2: A Black Door
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We're getting close to the end - thank you, again, for following along.
Monday, November 4, 2019
hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for your patience today! Sorry, I was a bit behind but I worked over the weekend and life has been busy. And I haven't been 100 % healthwise, so I'm really trying to get back on track.
Thanks for the beautiful comments last week and really thanks to all of you still reading this story. I really hope you can feel the love between Jordan and Shay despite how rough it has been for them so far. I also hope I am giving enough thought on Shay as a dev and her attraction to Jordan as a paraplegic and an addict. All those things are such complicated and deep issues.
Here is Chapter 16 of "What It Was".
Everyone reading, thank you so much and everyone taking the time to comment, it means a lot.
Have a wonderful start of November!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
I've been a little burned out and had to take a hiatus. But I'm back now with a Christmas novel. The inspiration for this one is: when you read A Christmas Carol as a kid, did you ever kinda wonder what Tiny Tim would be like as an adult?? Yeah. So.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Here's this week's installment - as with the last couple weeks, I'll be splitting the chapter into one quieter post and one more intense post, so that I can keep posting more consistently:
Shadowboxing, Chapter 15, pt. 1: A Black Door
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Hope you enjoy! And thank you for the feedback on Chapter 14. It was a serious challenge to write, both on the practical side (I don't watch/read police procedurals etc., so I had to do an embarrassing amount of legal research) and the emotional side, so I'm glad that folks felt the intensity.
Monday, October 28, 2019
sorry about last week and not being able to post a chapter. I'm back with a new chapter this week though.
The past three weeks have been rough, I have had a lot of stuff going on, I was not feeling well and still not all the way right. I have had a lot of personal and emotional stuff going on but I hope to be back every week again.
I give you a new chapter of "What It Was", it's actually kind of long and I worked over it quite a lot this week. I was going to go over it once more but it is one o'clock in the morning now, I worked until almost midnight and now I'm tired.
I hope the chapter is edited enough and hope you enjoy it. I give you Chapter 15 of What It Was, another emotional encounter in Shay's and Jordan's story.
Thanks for the feedback two weeks ago, I appreciate it so much and I thank you for reading.
Have a good week and Happy Halloween, 🎃☔🎃
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
This week's segment is long, intense, and hopefully very devvy - and took an embarrassingly long time to research and revise. I hope you enjoy it!
Shadowboxing, Chapter 14: All Rise, pt. 2
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Monday, October 21, 2019
I'm sorry but as I had already "warned" last week, I don't have the next chapter ready for this week.
I have been on a road trip for the past few days and on top of it have actually been dealing with some health issues for the past two weeks, it's been very exhausting. 😢
I was at the urgent care clinic last week before the road trip to get checked out and was put on some meds but it was just a temporary fix. Something else is going on and I need to get checked out some more.
I tried to edit the next chapter but just haven't been able to really focus on it. I'm so sorry.
Thank you for reading and commenting, I had some wonderful feedback last week.
I hope to be able to get a chapter ready for next week,
Hugs and hope everyone has a good week,
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
I hope you enjoy! This chapter was really tough to write.
Monday, October 14, 2019
here is anonther Monday and another chapter.
I hope you are still with me and enjoying the story. I know it focuses a lot on Jordan's addiction now but I also hope it is still a dev story for you and gives you enough about Shay and how she feels about Jordan.
I have not been well this week and dealing with some stuff and I worked all weekend but I edited over the chapter as good as I could.
This week I will be going to California for a few days so I am not sure how I will get around to next week's chapter. I may have to skip next week.
Anyways, I hope this finds everyone well and having a good start of the week.
Here is Chapter 14 of What It Was.
Please let me know what you think, I would appreciate it so much.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Somewhat embarrassedly, I return! It's been well over a year since I last posted - in 2018, I got overwhelmed with both professional and personal events (luckily mostly positive ones). I am very touched and a little flustered that people even posted comments in the meantime asking when Shadowboxing would continue. As always, cheers to everyone who hangs out here, and to Lee & DG for hosting the blog.
Next Wednesday, I'll pick back up with Chapter 14. There are only a few chapters left, but they're long, so I'll post some in parts so as to spread things out.
If you'd like to catch up on what came before... Shadowboxing is a moody, slice-of-life-y gay romance featuring Asher, a sensitive soul who has cerebral palsy, and Roy, a loner with a stutter:
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Shadowboxing: Chapter 13 (last post)
While I was previously agonizing over finishing Shadowboxing, I posted "The Nerve Interpreter," a 3-part short story also featuring a protagonist with CP. It's likewise moody and romantic in tone, though not an outright romance; the story focuses more on the protagonist's relationship with his disability, and on an imagined (science fictional) assistive technology. You can check that out here:
The Nerve Interpreter
Thank you again for all the support. See you next week!
Monday, October 7, 2019
happy Monday, happy October, happy fall! 🍂☔🍂☔
Fall is my favorite season of the year, I like the melancholy and the change of season into a quiet, fading state, bringing things into perspective I think. I know most of my stories are taking place in the fall.
Anyways, last week I was struggling a bit with the chapter but I hope you guys were still okay with it. This week Shay and Jordan are getting a lot closer still.
Thank you to everyone still reading along and for your comments. It means so much to me.
Here is Chapter 13 of What It Was.
Let me know what you think and have a wonderful week,
Hugs, Dani 💟
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
This is Chapter 6 of Not Gay for you! Hope it's to your liking :D Thanks for your comments and support of this story so far, you definitely make me want to continue writing. I'm doing my best, but I guess updates every two weeks is the most I can manage right now. So... keep your eyes open every other week from now on.
Have an awesome weekend,
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
To be continued....