I’m still alive

I know I haven’t been active on here or twitter lately. There are a lot of reasons for that but I am not going into it here right now.

I have been posting regularly on Tumblr: http://plague-of-insomnia.com and AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/users/chiealeman/pseuds/plague%20of%20insomnia

I am not abandoning any of my original work. I am still planning to finish the first draft of Love UnSeen (hopefully by the end of this year if not sooner) and I will continue In/Exhale, with Season 4 most likely being pushed into 2020 (sorry). I don’t have any plans for the ebook of S3 right now, but that will definitely happen. (I need to find a new cover artist as mine had to take a leave of absence.)

I’ve added a KO-FI button! I’m going to try to use it to raise money for the cover art since I need to pay an artist to make one. If you enjoy In/Exhale, I would love if you could spare $3 or more toward the cause!

Anyway, that’s just a super-quick update. I’m going to see my specialist in NY in a few weeks, and I’m hoping he’ll consider adjusting my meds. We’ll see how I do. Thanks to those of you who still follow me. I appreciate it!

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 13, 2001 – Season 3 Finale

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 12, 2001

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In/Exhale: S3 – Flashback: September 28, 1988

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 11, 2001

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 10, 2001

Hey, all! I’m so sorry I fell behind in updating S3 of In/Exhale on my site. I’ll be updating regularly until the end of the season over the next few weeks. Catch up with Season 3, or scroll up for ebooks of Seasons 1 & 2 (all available to read for free!) Hit the break to read the latest episode.

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Happy International Disability Day

day_for_allToday is a day to spread awareness about disability and the disability community. Obviously, this is an important topic for me, dear to my heart, but there are so many great disability activists out there than can address it better than I can. Continue reading

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Perfect World, Vol. 1 & 2 Review

perfectworldcoverTitle: Perfect World

Author: Rie Aruga

Available Digitally?: Yes

Genre: Josei (Romance) Manga

Series Complete?: Ongoing

Final Verdict: Buy

Preview?: Read the first chapter here.

My take: A surprisingly heart-wrenching, realistic exploration of romance with a paraplegic.

I’ve been reading a lot of manga lately, because I’ve missed reading so much over the past four years (due to my constant headache), and the advantage of graphic media is there’s less text (and thus less eye strain), yet I can still enjoy stories. I’ve fallen in love with manga in particular because it’s long enough to tell a meaty story and it’s serialized, and I hate having to say good-bye to my favorite characters.

I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across Perfect World, a manga about a young woman (Tsugumi Kawana) who runs into her high-school crush (Itsuki Ayukawa) and is surprised to find out they not only work in the same industry (he’s an architect and she’s an interior designer), but that he’s now a paraplegic. Continue reading

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Still Here!

Hey, everyone! I know it’s been ages since most of you have seen me around (unless you follow me on twitter). I’m really sorry for not updating this site in all that time, but the past couple years have been really rough on me. In addition to losing my father very suddenly last year, I’d also gotten sicker, and so updating was the furthest thing from my mind.

However, I was recently diagnosed and have a new treatment tailored for my specific disease that I should be receiving for the first time soon. I’ll post a more detailed update(s) later, but just wanted to leave a quick note for any of you who might actually see this, lol.

In addition, I’m nearly done with the final two days of Season 3 of In/Exhale, and I’m going to make sure to post here the remaining days that are missing and have been posted so far. I’m also trying to get back to finishing Love UnSeen. My hope is I will start posting both this summer.

Additionally, my publisher closed its doors on May 7, 2018. I will be re-submitting UnConventional on Amazon soon, although I most likely will not have it available on other platforms (at least not immediately). However, I should be able to offer a paperback version for the first time ever, so those of you who like having something to hold in their hands can do so.

Thanks to all of you who have continued to follow me despite my long absence. I still have a long road ahead of me, but there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel.

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In/Exhale: S3 – February 9, 2001

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