What can I say? It’s been way too long since I posted something. Some people sent me emails to check if I was okay. Thanks for your concerns! I appreciate that a lot!
There are several reasons why this happened. All are related to events in my personal life, so I’m not going to bore you with that. The fact is that y’all might have thought Jason didn’t want to, or couldn’t be Jason anymore. I have to admit that it crossed my mind. Briefly, but it did. I’m way past that stage now and trying to pick up where I left.
The good news is that my new story kept growing in the background. I’m in the third act and roughly beyond 2/3rds of the story now. I like how it’s progressing, and I can’t wait to show it to you guys and hear back what you think of it!
I’ve been working with DALL-E (ChatGPT’s image-creating brother) to generate some pics to go with the story. Oh boy… that software still has some flaws! That’s shy I just combined some old pics for the featured image above this post…
It’s good to be back, and I hope to publish my new story soon!
Today, my friend Levi Holland published the first chapter of his novel-sized story called Boarding School Blues . It’s a fantastic story with a bit of a Harry Potter vibe but in a good way. And let’s be honest, Mrs. Rowling ruined all new boarding school stories because there will always be such a vibe over it.
Levi really did an excellent job here! Don’t expect a stroke story, but character development and a decent story arc. If you’re up to that (otherwise, why are you here 😉), then you’ll have a blast reading it!
The separate chapters will be published roughly two days apart. I had to automate this because I will be swamped in the coming weeks and probably won’t have very much time to update the site.
So, enjoy the story, and don’t forget to like or comment on it! I know I say this every time, but your comments help us evolve as writers and give us the appreciation to continue.
Jason with a little update here. I hope you’re still having fun on my website. I had a little issue with my DNS provider. Apparently, they had sent me several emails indicating that I needed to extend my domain registration. Turned out they DID send me an email. It was just sent to a mailbox I hardly ever check. A big mistake that cost me almost $200,- Ah well… It’s fixed now, and that’s the most important part.
Just so you know, I’m working on a new story. But I feel obliged to give you all a little warning. I’m planning for another big one. Like Smoky Mountains big!! So I’m guessing this will take me a while. The good news is that I’m already toward the end of Chapter Two. The bad news is that I’m just at the end of Chapter Two…
I know Levi Holland is heading toward the end of his big story. I don’t know when he’s planning on publishing, but this might fill the gap I leave.
So… nothing much besides this. All I can say is: Have fun, have a great summer, and I hope to finish up quickly.
Levi Holland wanted to know if it was possible to lower the bar for you, the reader, to give feedback. He proposed something like Facebook’s Like button.
Strangely enough, I never thought about this. But I really liked the idea, so I started looking. Turns out, it was fairly easy to incorporate this on the site. So from now on, there’s an easier way for you to show your love 😊. Just press ‘Like’ (Thumb up) or ‘Dislike’ (Thumb down) at the bottom of each page!
And don’t worry! There’s absolutely NO relationship with Facebook! I’m all about privacy, especially on a site like this. I only have the standard Google and Microsoft tools to see how my site is performing. How many visitors, broken links, that sort of stuff. Everything is anonymized, and no hidden cookies or anything. Especially not for Facebook. Or Meta. I don’t care. Both are evil!
So if you’re up to it, please help us out by pressing one of these buttons after you finish the story.