Xalir: Blog

Happy Holidays

December 24, 2017
Posted at 3:22 pm
 

Hi folks. Once again, the holiday season is upon us and I couldn't let it pass without raising my head and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year.

As some of you know, I have a bad history with the month of December, so I don't celebrate, other than dinner with relatives that do observe the season. This year has been one of the years that frame the basis for my dread of the end of the year. I'll spare you the grim details, but the most trivial of my problems has been that I had to switch the word processor that I use for writing due to a glitch in the old one that I couldn't correct. That's been slowing me down a little as I look for the options I use in the new program, but it's working out for me better than the old one.

That brings me to updating you all on Book 4. It's a work in progress, but with the time I've taken away from SOL and the new program, I've managed to make a lot of headway toward completing the first draft. Once that's done, I'll have it sent out to my editors and give it another pass at the same time for grammar, spelling and the like. Once we all sign off on it from there, I'll polish it a little more and then have it available for pre-release here.

I sincerely hope that I can announce that soon. Until then, I hope you all have a pleasant, safe and memorable holiday.

And they all lived.....

November 3, 2017
Posted at 4:14 pm
 

So ends Trading Up. This is sort of an epilogue chapter with several things being described in narrative instead of detail. It was the kind of wrap-up that I didn't think would justify detailed scenes, but more a general cover of how things turned out. I hope you all love it. There's even a hint about another tale I've been working at.

Thanks to everyone who's stuck with me. This one was a little rough on my ego in places, but there was an overwhelming level of support to offset it. Thanks!

And then there was one

October 30, 2017
Posted at 2:27 pm
 

Today's chapter is in. It's sort of the one you've been waiting for with a lot of the revenge against Brad coming out, but there's still a few giggles for the wrathful in Chapter 28.

Thanks to all of you for sticking with me through this one. It's a story I love and I love that most of you appreciate it too.

Chapter 26

October 27, 2017
Posted at 12:12 pm
 

Today's chapter is up for posting and it's an interesting one. It covers most of Christmas Day for John and Jane, including their awkward dinner with the family.

Thanks again to everyone for all the support. I'm probably going to be taking a little break after Trading Up is finished to concentrate on getting some of my projects finished, including My Journey, Book 4. I'm trying to pump myself up to finish it in time for a December release, so that means I need to buckle down. Less distractions is the best way to do that.

T'was the Night Before Christmas

October 23, 2017
Posted at 3:09 pm
 

Chapter 25 should be up by now. It covers Christmas Eve and John and Jane's shopping trip, their visit with Cecilia and the rest of their adventures before Christmas with her family.

Thanks for all the support you all give me. I've mostly lost all the trolls, since they gave up reading the story long ago, so my email has been a lot calmer. Thanks for helping remind me that they're a very small minority.