Same old story

On every blog I have ever written, which I think the total is up to probably 10 or 15 at this point, it’s the same story. “Sorry I haven’t written in a while.” So, today I am not apologizing, just stating the where I’ve been response.

My last post was in September and I hoped to had finished Agent Grad WAY before now. But, basically, I got pregnant and was really sick in that time frame. I spent probably half my day hanging out in the bathroom, and the time I wasn’t, I was in front of the fridge. I got so physically sick that I think I have permanently damaged my esophagus. Every time I get “morning” sickness, I vomit blood. Not a pleasant experience.

Now I am a new mom, for the second time, and it has not been easy to say the least. I have had intense heartburn, swelling in my ankles and entire body, am dealing with anomaly that is breastfeeding and am getting very little sleep. On top of all this, my son was extremely jaundiced. (Where the skin turns yellow.) If levels get up too high, which his did, babies have to be readmitted to the hospital to undergo photo therapy under some very bright lights. In the 11 days of his life, 4 of those have been spent in the hospital.

He is on the mend, and so am I, but dealing with all this, plus being the mom of two, trying to get all the housework done and more while recovering from a C Section, is not easy. So, if you’ve been wondering when I was going to finish up my stories, give me a break and some understanding. Thanks!

I plan to get back to writing as much as possible, but it will more than likely be slow. So, thanks for your patience in advance!

~Piper D.

Update on life/writing

Hi all!

I know it’s been a long while since I have updated my stories on Episode, Wattpad and any blog posts on here.

Basically, I am 20 weeks pregnant! My 7-year-old son is so excited to be big brother. We have been focusing on getting our home ready for baby and I have been trying to work as much as possible. In November, we will be on our way to Walt Disney World.

So, life has been busy. But, as always, I have not forgotten about my stories or about my readers (the few of you that are left!). Violet’s journey will conclude in Agent Graduation, hopefully soon, and I will then progressively finish the others, before releasing my newest story.

All my Episode stories, currently in INK, will be finished in INK. I have no plans to re-release them in the new format at this time. Simply, it is a lot of work to do so, once you’ve already written everything once.

My newest story will be released in the newest format possible, when released, whether that is limelight or something new.

Thanks for your continued support and hopefully, I will be able to post and update stories again soon!

~Love, Piper

Beginning of the Story

Hello readers!

I am so excited to announce the launch of this new site! I am going to be moving forward with my fiction writing journey.

I have been writing as a news writer for magazines and newspapers for nine years! But, I’ve always wanted to take the leap into writing fiction, though I lacked faith. Whether it was faith in myself or in the idea of jumping in and just diving headfirst into uncharted waters, I don’t know.

It’s rather tricky to be a devoted writer when you have other responsibilities with your life such as family, or other work. But, if you love it, you have to make it a reality.

I’ve written probably about 6 books that I never finished, simply because I gave up too soon. 2018 is going to be the year that I don’t give into latency.

In 2016, I started writing for an app called Episode Interactive. If you aren’t finding this website from there, I know what you’re thinking.

You’re either thinking :

A) What’s that? 

or

B) It that the awful app that has stories about pregnant teenagers and has really sleazy advertisements? 

The answer to your first question is, an interactive story app, where the writer not only composes a story, but has to be proficient in a minor level of coding. The characters come to life and you get to do a “choose your own adventure” style of story. The second answer, is ummm…yes, but it doesn’t mean all the stories are that way. But, even the ones that are can be kind of fun to read sometimes. I mean seriously, aren’t the most popular TV shows on network television filled with scandalous material?

So…. on my Episode journey, I was lucky enough to win a writing contest for my story Agent Graduation. I got such a response it was amazing! That being said, I was new to directing (or minor coding) and it wasn’t the best I know I can be.

Since then, the hype for it has died down quite a bit, but I still have some devoted fans and am gaining more everyday. I still write on Episode and plan on doing it for a long time to come.

Then, just this week, I launched a version of Agent Graduation on WattPad. So, if you aren’t into interactive apps, you can read Agent Grad with a new chapter released each week. It’s done in a traditional short story style.

I hope these things will further my chances of writing on a long term basis, while providing a creative outlet for me. (Other than news writing, because let’s face it, it’s not quite as fun sometimes.)

I hope to see more of you in the future and I hope you’ll read some of my works, if you get a chance.

~ Love, Piper