2018 JUL 13

UPDATES

Six-word story: Bees posted July 7th
Zeds 8.1 posted July 9th
The Ancient 3.1 posted July 11th
EmVee 3.6 posted July 13th

That is all for this week. As always, if you would rather get live updates for stories as I post them, instead of the once-a-week updates, you can head over to my website (See Jay Stark Dot Com) and subscribe or follow me there!

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2018 JUL 06

UPDATES

Flash Fiction: Strings posted June 30 (after last week’s update)
Zeds 7.3 posted Monday, July 2
The Ancient 2.2 posted Wednesday, July 4
The Ancient: 4th of July Special posted Wednesday, July 4h
EmVee 3.5 posted Friday, July 6

As per usual, if you would rather be updated in real time as new additions to your favorite stories come out, hop on over to my website (See Jay Stark Dot Com) to subscribe and follow!

NEWS

Wow… life, amiright!

My life the past month has been divided between disasters and work. Even our day off spent at the beach ended with severe sunburns. We’re not sure how the sunburns came about since we spent the entire time under a large umbrella (our best guess is that it was a very cheap umbrella and so probably didn’t actually protect much from UV light). The burns are still clearing up, almost 2 weeks later.

We went and saw Jurassic World 2, and bawled our eyes out! Thanks a lot!! We had a hard time enjoying the movie for a half hour or so as we tried to get those images out of our head. )If you’ve seen the movie, you probably know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen it… I would suggest covering your eyes and ears for a few minutes when the main characters chase down the boat.

We’ve been trying to expand our wedding business, but every time we get comfortable with our staff to the point where we’re ready to increase prices, increase pay, and start double booking; our staff quits. Just yesterday we were discussing how we really enjoyed our current staff and that we had enough confidence in them to start letting them run weddings, which allows us to book double on some days, and allows us to increase our income to the point where we can double what we’re paying our employees right now.

And today, half the staff quits because they don’t want to wait and feel they’re not getting paid enough. (Keep in mind, we only have 4 employees, and 2 of them were married.) So, it looks like expanding is going to have to be put on hold again. (Also, keep in mind that we have been telling them that we’re not paying a great deal right now until we have staff and can start booking bigger weddings with more payout. We’re paying a flat rate per event right now, but once we start booking bigger weddings and establishing ourselves then we’re going to be paying 15 to 25 an hour. We just need people to stick with us during the difficult time of growth.)

Anyway (i say that too often), my main point is; I haven’t had a lot of free time in the last month to six weeks or so, and my scheduled posts are falling behind. I have only 2 posts scheduled right now (Zeds 8.1 and Zeds 8.2), and nothing ready for the other stories. I REALLY need to find some time to sit down and get myself a small buffer again; just 3 or 4 posts for each story.

I’m letting you all know because it’s possible my stories will either be late this week, or absent… yes, I might miss my first posts since I started this blog back in February (I didn’t start posting stories until March, but that’s still a few months.)

So, please offer me some patience and know that I am sorry to keep everyone waiting (if I keep you waiting. I have a few days until The Ancient should post on Wednesday.)

2018 JUN 22

Hello Lords, Ladies, everything in-between and beyond!

It is time for our weekly update! Unfortunately, I have been pretty inactive this week. I spent some time getting caught up and scheduling a few more pieces for stories already in progress. I didn’t get as far ahead as I would have liked, so for the next week, I am going to try and really buckle down and get a few weeks ahead of myself like I did last month.

I did not participate in any of the writing prompts this week, either… which I am sort of ashamed of. I like to participate in community and group projects and I feel like having not participated this week is sort of like letting down my fellow writers.

Anyway! On to what you’re all here for!!

UPDATES

Zeds 7.1 Posted on Monday, June 18
The Ancient 1.6 posted Wednesday, June 20
EmVee 3.3 posted Friday, June 22

That is all… as I said, I didn’t get around to doing a lot this week. Heres to hoping I find time next week!

2018 JUN 15

Wow, I am so sorry! I am a terrible host!! I forgot about last Friday again, and haven’t updated since!

I am so sorry! Excuses! Good excuses! Like, weddings and stuff! And work!

Phew, now that you all have (VERY graciously) forgiven me, it is time to get to:

UPDATES

Six-Word story; Alien posted June 05
The Ancient 1.4 posted June 06
Six-Word Story; Deadline posted June 07
EmVee 3.1 posted June 08
Flash Fiction: Mirror posted June 09
LIEBSTER AWARD!!
Zeds 6.2 posted June 11
Six-Word Story: Party posted June 12
The Ancient 1.5 posted June 13
EmVee 3.2 posted June 15

Well, would you lookit that! Something posted almost every day for the last 2 weeks! I’m fairly proud of myself. See, I’ve been busy, I just forgot to post the update! But, this wouldn’t be an issue if you went over to my website at See Jay Stark Dot Com and signed up to follow! You could get notifications as soon as something new posts!

2018 JUN 4

Oh my goonies! I am so sorry (nongenderspecific) guys! I forgot to do my Friday update last week. I was distracted saving kittens from a giant sentient gluten monster!

Well, I guess this is all the more reason to just head over to my website and subscribe, so you don’t miss out on new content when I am off saving the world.

A lot happened last week, so without further ado;

UPDATES

–Participation in Flash Fiction Week 6, a weekly challenge by Finally Unchained, Posted Sunday, May 26
–New part; Zeds 5.4 posted on Monday, May 28
–Questionaire; 20 Questions Book Edition, Posted Monday, May 28
–New Part; The Ancient 1.3 posted Wednesday, May 30
–New Part; EmVee 2.2 Posted Friday, June 1
(And, because I’m late, here’s what happened over the weekend as well, which you normally wouldn’t know about unless you were subscribed to my site, or waited until next Friday, June 8th)
–Participation in Flash Fiction Week 7, Posted Sunday, June 2
–New Part; Zeds 6.1 posted Monday, June 4

There you have it! All the updates from last Sunday through to today!

As always, if you don’t want to wait until Friday to get updates, then head on over to my website (See Jay Stark Dot Com) and click that follow button on the bottom right corner!

See you all next Friday!

(Note; I will be going through this WordPress account soon and deleting all posts that are not updates. This account will strictly be an update account for the convenience of WordPress users.)

2018 MAY 25

UPDATES

Story: Zeds 5.3 posted Monday, May 21
Flash Fiction: A Truly Tragic Tale (participation in the Weekly Flash Fiction by Finally Unchained)
Survey: A Nine Bob Note (Answering Questions by A Guy Called Bloke)
Story: The Ancient 1.2 posted Wednesday, May 23
Story: EmVee 2.1 posted Friday, May 25

When reading EmVee, please be aware that some changes are going to be made to the Prologue to reflect a change to a main character in future chapters. A few other changes may be made to existing chapters, but I don’t think that particular subject has come up just yet. If I make any other changes, I will make sure to comment on them here.

Also, as always, if you would much rather get updates as they’re happing, instead of from this once a week post, you can always head over to See Jay Stark Dot Com and click the BRAND SPANKING NEW follow button in the bottom right corner (give it a few seconds to load)

That is all. Carry on!

2018 MAY 18

EXCITING things are happening over at my website; SeeJay Stark Dot Com. For starters, there is a brand new story in the works! (What? a NEW story? But didn’t you just start a new story last week?) Yes! I did! And I was so deeply into writing it that I am scheduled all through June for updates on it! The same goes for this one. The story, which I am calling ‘The Ancient‘ is already scheduled for the next 6 weeks! I will be posting these on Wednesdays.

For those keeping track (and those who aren’t) this means that you can find new pieces of Zeds every Monday, new pieces of The Ancient every Wednesday, and new pieces of EmVee every Friday!

Let’s get to those updates!

Updates

Zeds 5.2 posted on Monday, the 14th of May
The Ancient 1.1 posted on Wednesday, the 16th of May
EmVee 1.3 posted on Friday, the 18th of May

In other news

I found a box in the garage stuffed with old notebooks of junk I’ve written and never typed up, which is what prompted me to start typing up¬†The Ancient in the first place. Expect a few new stand-alone¬†stories (that aren’t going to be weekly series, but might require a few weeks to complete) to come along soon.

I will also soon be writing the backstories for a number of Roleplaying characters I have had over the span of my life… so if you’re interested, those will be coming soon as well. They’re mostly D&D and Pathfinder characters, so it’s going to be a lot of fantasy, but I do have a few characters in more modern, city settings.

Some details will have to be altered and changed to avoid copyright issues (they probably won’t be an issue but I’d rather… not invite the possibility of trouble. I remember the Anne Rice Fanfiction days) but for the most part the stories will be the same and no major details will be altered… not that any of you would know.

That is all, carry on…

And as always, if you’d much rather get alerts for new stories and chapters when I post them, instead of a once a week update of what’s happened in the past, then feel free to hop over to my website, SeeJay Stark Dot Com, and click the follow button at the bottom¬†right.

And if you want to¬†leave some feedback, feel free to comment on anything I’ve posted, or send me a message. I think the contact me page works. I wouldn’t know¬†since I’ve never been contacted….. that might actually be a sign that it doesn’t work, though… I have no clue…

Ok, that is all, for real.

2018 MAY 11

It’s Friday! Which means it is time for my weekly update of what’s new over at¬†SeeJayStark.com

-New tale: CJ and the Deadly Deadline posted Saturday, May 5th
-New Story: The Daily Post One Word Prompt: Mentor posted Saturday, May 5th
-New chapter of Zeds (4.3) posted Monday, May 7th
-New tale: CJ and the Table of Fire posted Tuesday, May 8th
-New chapter of EmVee (1.2) posted Friday, May 11th

Want to get updates as they happen? head over to my website (SeeJayStark.com) and click the follow button on the bottom right!