The blog of D Kai Wilson-Viola

Author, advocate, designer, mental health advocate and parent. 

Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

I dunno, lately I’ve really felt like doing absolutely nothing (probably evident from the gap in the blog posts huh?)

Being as outspoken as I am kinda has a lot of drawbacks. I say kinda, because one, I wouldn’t change it for the world, and two, even if I do get kicked into next week occasionally for the stuff that I say, it doesn’t change the idea of saying it.

But I woke up this morning actually wanting to write a blog.  Multiple blogs.
I’ve got a pile to finish up for places like After the Novel and my blog at Book Junkies, and I’ve got PR work to do for clients, and editing, and formatting.
How I’ve affected a bit of a change to my attitude is that I’m not answering emails after 10pm at night unless *I* want to.  I’m not getting back out of bed and hopping ‘quickly’ on my laptop to do something.  Instead, I get a nice hot bath running, if I’m grabbing one, and I watch an episode of Red Dwarf.  Another one in bed, while winding down/reading.
It’s done wonders for my outlook, and when I get to sleep.  I’m still struggling somewhat with waking up at 8am/earlier, but I’m getting better.  It might also be more sunlight, because I spend a lot of time writing in the guest room/office/eventual nursery, but I’m  feeling brighter and getting more done.

t -5 days to Glass Block 🙂

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How things play out – aka, why it’s taken nearly 11 years to publish Glass Block

I’m inches from publishing my first full-length novel under my own name, and I was going to kinda let it pass without comment, and then I thought ‘I think I wanna talk about this’.
The following is a bit maudlin, a bit ‘ow, crossed legs’ for writers, a bit dumb luck and a bit scary really.  So if you wanna skip it, I understand.
But this is the story of Glass Block.


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New site, snoopy dance

Yeah, ok.
I took a bit of a break from blogging when I looked around and realized I needed to write 12 blogs, five days a week, just to keep my own stuff updated, let alone the copywriting I was doing for clients.

So, I took a break – and that break turned from three weeks to three months, to a year plus.  I’m just getting back into it now, but…
So.  I’m back.
Eventually, this site will merge with – right now in fact, this site contains all of it’s posts + a couple of new ones, and is the ‘newer’ site, but that’s only because I’m trying to get a couple of things done on the site where it’s hosted right now.


As ever, the theme is in flux.  As ever, that’s perfectly ok.  🙂  Welcome!