In honor of Halloween, I planned to stream and record some content from a horror themed game but my computer had some issues. The drop in frame rate and lag made the game unplayable. I’ll look at the settings and see if I can figure things out.
November is going to be a busy month for me. I’ll be back to making weekly posts.
Okay, that’s all for now. I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween. I need to prepare for the hordes of trick and treaters.
This morning I realized the page I had set up with some background info about Count Albritton and his stories was never linked to the rest of this site. Special thanks to GriffithsKL for her comment which brought this to my attention.
I updated the Books section of this site to add some information about all of the books I have published and to make it legible. I plan to edit and post the background info for Count Albritton this weekend. I might be distracted by birthday plans so no promises.
In the meantime, you’ll see some more flash fiction. Until later.
Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is comfortable. While everyone else fawns over Pumpkin Spice Latte, I enjoy my Carmel Spice Apple Cider and Salted Carmel Mochas. My favorite TV shows return with new episodes. There are new movies and games are released. All in all, there is plenty to distract me.
As part of the lead up to my birthday and Halloween, I decided to post a story from my contemporary fantasy series, featuring Count Albritton, that had been gathering dust on my hard drive. You might see another story involving the supernatural supernatural in addition to the flash fiction I’ve been posting. It helps that I have some of my favorite movies like Ghostbusters playing in the background.
Towards the end of this month, I’ll be more active on Instagram and doing a bit more gaming. No, I haven’t brought or pre-ordered any new games. Micro transactions and subpar releases are to blame for that. Instead, I’ll be playing old favorites like Witcher 3:Wild Hunt and starting Divinity: Original Sin 2 as well as Tom Clancy’s The Division during the next global event and Resistance update.
Other plans include, hanging out with friends in November. I’m also debating going to Rhode Island Comic and Super Mega Fest in Massachusetts. I’ll have another update after my birthday. Until then, take it easy.
I noticed that a number of short stories and flash fiction were missing from the Short Stories and Excerpts page. I spent Sunday adding links to those stories. With The Magic Jar, I updated and edited the story to match the version that appears in The Longest Road vol 1. I also found two stories that were mistakenly saved as drafts instead of being scheduled for posting. You’ll see them both in October.
In other news, I’m working against a self imposed deadline so I can publish another book in time for Christmas. I’ve also made tentative travel plans to visit Atlanta and spend a night in Boston. Other than that, not much is been going on.
I spent the day, writing another piece of flash fiction that will go up next week. I also updated the Submissions section of this site. Not much has changed. I am discontinuing the Book of the Week feature. There wasn’t a lot of interest in it. I didn’t get any submissions and I had a hard time motivating myself to find books to post each week.
In other news, I have a new microphone and headset for my computer. I’m toying with the idea of streaming content for the games I play and posting videos online. Lately, I’ve been playing and enjoying The Division. I might pick up and play another game that catches my eye or do something in Minecraft. Don’t worry, I’m not going to let it distract me from writing and posting stories online.
Finally, in August, I knuckled under and got an Instagram account. I don’t post a lot of photos but feel free to follow me @kyrin_rj.
Until next time, stay safe.
I spent the last two weeks of August traveling. It gave me a chance to spend some time with friends. As usual, I was in Atlanta for Labor Day weekend and DragonCon. This year, I changed things up a bit. I didn’t do any panels or attend the big photo shoots. There was no rushing around to make events or attend meet and greets. Instead, I took it easy and relaxed. It gave me a chance to reconnect with friends. The last night of the con, I watched the Masquerade with my friends in the comfort of our hotel room. All in all, I had a fun time this year and plan on going again next year even if I feel like I need a vacation to recover from my trip.
Now that I’m back home, I gave some thought to my chosen career and writing. I haven’t been happy with some of the longer stories I’ve been working on. It’s not that the stories are bad. They’re merely okay and that’s not good enough for me. Maybe I’m being silly? I have this idea that any book I publish has to be better or at least as good as the last one I published. I always want to go forward. Publishing something that is okay or serviceable would be a step back. That’s why I have yet to publish anything new this year. That said, I made some progress on a story that I have a good feeling about. In the meantime, I’ll continue to post flash fiction and short stories as time permits.
Until next time.
As you can see, I’m back. I’m sorry for being away but these last few months have been pretty rough. Without going into details, it’s been one crisis after another. The result was that I had little time or energy to post here. Thankfully things have changed for the better. I don’t know how active I’ll be but I’m going to make an effort to post on a regular basis. You’ll keep seeing more flash fiction and much longer stories featuring characters from my books. As for when the next book will be released, that’s going to come down to money. I’m not about to release and publish an unedited book. That means it’s going to be a few months at least before The Court of the Two Sisters and the other books I’ve managed to finish will see the light of day. Anyway, have a great weekend and take care.