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April 17, 2017
Posted at 5:46 pm

Chapter 5

I just put chapter 5 in for submission, so it should be up soon. Today's chapter is the rest of Ham's time in Birmingham for now. It also contains a scene that I personally found more emotionally charged than the crash, so be warned to read with that in mind.

I hope everyone had a happy Easter and got to spend time with the people important to them. Thanks to everyone who writes to me about the stories and other subjects. I can't stress enough how much encouragement there is in just a simple note to the authors that you like.

April 10, 2017
Posted at 2:14 pm

Chapter 4

I just put Chapter 4 up for posting. This is possibly the most difficult chapter I've ever written. I've tried to infuse my writing with emotion and in the case of this chapter, I still feel the anguish as deeply today when I reread it as I did when I wrote it. I warn you that it's hard to read and the grief is real.

As always, I want to thank everyone who writes, comments, scores the stories, votes for them in the Clitorides and supports my work by downloading and reading each chapter. I'll keep writing so long as people are interested in reading.

April 3, 2017
Posted at 12:31 pm

Chapter 3

I just submitted chapter 3 of Third Time to be posted, so it should be up soon. There's a little piece of unexpected wisdom in this chapter where Ham invents a rule about recovering from breakups. It came off the top of his (and therefore, my) head and he made it up, but since the story was first sent out as a pre-release, several people have commented about how true they felt it was. It makes me chuckle to know that I can add "Life Coach" to my list of outrageous claims.

As always, thanks to everyone who reads, writes, votes for these works in the Clitorides and takes a moment to score the stories they like (or hate). I appreciate it all more than I can say.

March 27, 2017
Posted at 1:23 pm

Third Time, Chapter 2

The second chapter is submitted and should be up shortly. This one has several points where I looked at what I'd written and nodded with a little pride. The line "The currency of promises is trust" is one that made me stop and really appreciate the truth of that thought. There's another one in there when Peter describes how he feels after his unexpected visitor at Mike's that still makes me smirk.

Thanks to everyone who's been writing about it and those of you who've asked about Book 4. It's still in progress, but I'm making more time for it and it's moving a little better than it has. Sometimes, the inspiration flows like water and others, it flows like glaciers. Still, ever onward.

March 20, 2017
Posted at 4:28 pm

Third Time's The Charm, Chapter 1

The first chapter is submitted for the moderators right now. It should be up shortly. This story takes place in the same universe as My Journey and all my other stories, but it's a complete tale on its own. The only links to my other stories are a couple of mentions of characters that I either use or intend to use down the road. For example, Cecilia is mentioned in a late chapter. She is a main character in one of the other books that's currently on my desk. I also intend to use the celebrity named in Third Time in My Journey directly, so it's all connected. I hope you all enjoy it.

Again, thanks to everyone who reads my work, whether you opt-into the pre-releases or wait for the SOL posting. Your feedback and the generous support I've seen during the nomination process for the Clitorides has been overwhelming.