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And they all lived....

July 3, 2017
Posted at 1:16 pm
Updated: July 3, 2017 - 1:16 pm

It's with a sense of satisfaction, that I post the last chapter in Third Time's The Charm. Pete and Lori have been through Hell to get to this point, but I think that it'll leave you all feeling the same satisfaction that I had when I put the final period on the last line.

Thanks to everyone who's been reading and to everyone who's been looking forward to see what's next for me. The answer is a book called Trading Up. It's out with Justin and John right now, getting an edit job for some of the really unbelievable mistakes that I make with the writing. Hopefully it'll be done soon and I can announce it being available for pre-release.

The Beginning of the End

June 26, 2017
Posted at 1:28 pm

Chapter 16 has been submitted. It's the second last chapter in Third Time, so next Monday will be the last look into Peter's life for a while, at least.

This chapter and next week will cover their travels to introduce their families and friends to each other and begin their new lives together. I hope both chapters are very satisfying to you.

Thanks again to everyone who's supported me, whether it's just by reading each chapter, or by scoring the stories, reviewing them for others, writing me with feedback or supporting the pre-release offerings when I manage to bring another story into the station.

The morning after the Night before

June 19, 2017
Posted at 3:41 pm

Today's chapter covers the following day after Lori and Peter spend the night together for the first time. It's satisfying for a lot of reasons, but no spoilers from me.

Thanks go out to everyone who's been keeping up to date. I got a lot of notes about my health and I DO seem to be starting to recover. Being asthmatic and diabetic, when I get a chest infection, it hangs on forever. For reference, the last one gave me a chance to read all of Penguintopia's AWLL right up to Book 9 before I could take a deep breath. So I may suffer through most of the summer in short-breath. LOL

Chapter 14

June 12, 2017
Posted at 4:43 pm

I just put chapter 14 in line for posting. It should be up soon. This is a really beautiful chapter and shows the deepening of Peter's relationship with Lori. It's really the chapter you've all been waiting for, as Peter starts to settle into a life that doesn't revolve around loss and depression.

Now, a word on my health. I'm not doing so hot. It's nothing life-threatening, but there's something not right in my chest and it hurts to breathe. I get chest infections from time to time and for someone who's already asthmatic, they suck the life out of me, leave me drained and hurt my ability to focus. My writing's been suffering because of it, so I've been focusing on proofing some of what I have as I struggle back to normal. I'm hoping to have something ready for the final edits in the next week or so, but that's been true for about a month now. LOL

In all seriousness, I think I'm within about 50 pages of complete on a new work called Trading Up. John's done a quick pre-read on what I have so far and his reactions to the characters was everything I could have hoped for. One character that gets a brief mention at the end of Third Time is one of the pivotal characters in Trading Up, so it's a fun little connection.

Chapter 13

June 5, 2017
Posted at 3:08 pm

Many of you have been wondering what the new change in Pete's life is since the end of the last chapter and the wait is over. No spoilers from me, but this represents the march toward the end of Peter's struggles and the Happily Ever After that he's searched for all along.

Thanks again to everyone for all your support. I still feel pretty sick, but one of my maladies seems to be lightening the load some.