A long-overdue update

Hello again everyone.

Just writing a quick update to let people know I’m still out and about in the world – the last few years were a bit scary! But I’m still kicking around and keeping busy, and wanted to let people know that I’m okay and what I’ve been working on.

Unfortunately, I haven’t written much in the past (checks calendar) three years that I can post here, though I am still writing a little from time to time. I’ve unfortunately been very occupied with other projects – and with keeping my head above water during the pandemic. I would like to be more active with my writing, but I don’t think that’s going to be possible with my current schedule (at least, not in the foreseeable future).

I’m still streaming on Twitch, usually two or three times a week (@ https://www.twitch.tv/deuscain). I stream a variety of games with a heavy focus on JRPGs and retro games. I recently finished a playthrough of the Playstation 1 game Xenogears, and I’ll be starting Octopath Traveler II once it releases later this week. It would mean a lot to me if you Followed the channel and visited during a livestream – both of these are a big help, and will directly support me and my plans for the future.

I’m also still active on Twitter (@deuscain), fighting to hold onto the platform through the new management changes. But I make an effort to post regular updates there, as well as weekly streaming schedules and going-live posts. If you want to keep up with me, that’s currently the best platform to use.

But that’s the end of this short update – I’m alive, I’m safe, and currently doing…well, it’s been a pandemic lol. But I’m still around and wanted to let you know.

So wherever you are in the world: good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight.

And take care of yourselves everyone. I’ll catch you again later.

Update – it’s been a while

Hello again everyone – it’s been a while. I wanted to write up a quick post to let people know what I’m working on now.

I started doing some streaming on Twitch last fall, and I feel like I’ve worked out most of the kinks by this point. I’ve been streaming a lot of “Monster Hunter World” (and its sequel “Iceborne”), but I’ve also played games like “Hollow Knight” and even had nights when I streamed D&D character creation.

I typically stream around 1pm Eastern on Saturdays, and sometimes stream week nights around 7pm Eastern. I post updates on my twitter (@deuscain) about when and if I’m streaming.

If you want to check out my streams (or highlights from previous streams), you can do so via the link to my Twitch channel below:

Publishing update – new Z Publishing House collection

I wanted to give everyone an update – I was selected by Z Publishing House to be included in another of their collections:  “America’s Emerging Poets 2018.”  Specifically, I’m in their book for the Northeast Region, which is priced at $14.99.  A photo of the cover is below, along with links for where to purchase your copy.

You can purchase a copy through Amazon here,
or through their website here.

As with all my Z Publishing books, it helps me out if you make your purchase on their site using my referral link:  http://www.zpublishinghouse.com/?rfsn=1603840.27060


The Year 9 Update

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for my annual update post.  First I’ll go over my goals and accomplishments for the year, and then my plans going forward.

One of my goals for this year was to catch up on my ebook publishing backlog that had built up since my last big push in 2014.  Additionally, my first book “A (Wise) Man of Two Faces” was no longer being offered through it’s original publisher and would need to be re-released.  All told, I had 5 ebooks to publish in 2018, and I completed them all on-schedule!

Here are the new additions to my ebook family:


All of these are listed in Store page of my website, as well on my Amazon Author page at:  https://www.amazon.com/author/deuscain

Secondly, I continued my proofreading and editing work with Vysoko Anime Production this year, and helped them release a new game:  Crystal Chameleon!  It’s a Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Visual Novel based in a future where telepathic powers are common-place.


Crystal Chameleon is available online in the following stores:
Itch (for Windows) – https://milankazarka.itch.io/crystal-chameleon
Apple App Store (for IOS) – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/crystal-chameleon-visual-novel/id1440422725?mt=8

And thirdly, I was approached by Z Publishing about submitting work for their Emerging Author series of books.  I sent in entries several of their options, and was chosen to be published in their fiction and non-fiction anthologies.


You can purchase these two books from their website, but I have a special referral link provided to me as one of their writers:  http://www.zpublishinghouse.com?rfsn=1603840.27060  It would mean a lot to me if you considered picking up a copy using my link.

Finally, it’s time to discuss my plans for 2019 and going forward.

As you may have noticed, I haven’t released much content in the past few years.  In fact, my post of writing content released on December 29th of 2016 – nearly two full years ago.  Some of it’s due to me taking a break in 2017, some of it’s due to publishing this year, but…

But the reality is:  writing doesn’t mean the same thing to me anymore, and publishing content on a regular basis isn’t something I want to do anymore.

I’ve been writing and my website for 9 years now, and actively writing on a schedule for 7 of those years.  And I don’t think I’ve missed or been late for a scheduled post since 2011.  I’ve also done my own self-publishing of nine books in two formats, mirrored content to backup blogs, performed at open mic nights, wrote and scheduled my own online advertising and social media marketing, and a ran patreon campaign – all on top of writing content.

And while this has been a labor of love, it has not been profitable.  In a good year, I make enough selling books to need to pay taxes on them – which excludes me from the free tax preparation services and costs more to file than I earn selling books.  I’ve advertised Patreon heavily during periods of the last nine years, but that campaign has never taken off.  I’ve poured myself out over and over again trying to make this content and this business model work, and it…just…doesn’t.  It doesn’t work for me, for my life, or for my future.  It’s turned into a time sink that I beat myself up for no doing more all while the work I am putting in doesn’t pay dividends.

So, it’s time to make some changes around here.  What does that mean for me, for us, and for this website.

  1. First, I will no longer be writing and releasing content to this website.  If I work on other projects, I may post about it here so please continue following if you’re interested in what I’ll be working on next.
  2. Second, I am shutting down Patreon – effective immediately.  I don’t feel right asking for money from people on that service if I’m not producing content.
  3. Third, I’m no longer going to be uploading content to any of my backup blogs or websites (like Tumblr).  If you’re not reading there, this won’t affect you.
  4. Fourth, I will continue to offer my paperbacks, ebooks, and merch to those who are interested.  Those links will remain active on this site, Amazon, and Society 6.
  5. Fifth and finally, I will suspend all my online advertising through social media.  I’ll pin a big redirect posts on them for those who are interested, but please come back here for any new announcements.

This hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but it has been a necessary one.

Thank you – all of you – for your support over the years.

Daniel A. Meyer

2016: The Year of Lessons – released and available for purchase!

“2016: The Year of Lessons”, my ninth and final book, is now out and available for purchase in the Kindle store!

It’s priced at $5.99, but has also been configured with Kindle Matchbook – offering the Kindle edition at a discounted price for anyone who’s also purchased a physical copy. The Kindle Matchbook price for this book is $2.99.

If you’re interested in ordering a copy, you can do so here: http://a.co/d/1r2CYbT

2016: The Year of Lessons is now available for pre-order!

“2016:  The Year of Lessons”, my ninth and final book, is now available in the Kindle store!  It’s priced at $5.99, and will be released on October 29th.

As with all my Kindle editions, this release has been configured with Kindle Matchbook, offering the Kindle edition at a discounted price for anyone who’s also purchased a physical copy.  The Kindle Matchbook price for this book is $2.99.

I’m including a copy of the cover below, as well as the book description.  If you’re interested in pre-ordering a copy, you can do so here:  http://a.co/d/1r2CYbT

The Year of Lessons is Daniel’s 9th book of poetry, containing his work from 2016. Breathtaking in its brevity, profound in its prose – The Year of Lessons studies serious subjects such as politics and depression while also exploring lighter topics like romance, courage, and The Holidays.

Publishing announcement – Z Publishing’s anthologies

I have an announcement to make – I’ve had two stories selected by Z Publishing to be published as part of their Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers anthology series.

I’m going to include direct links to those books below.  However, I’ve been given an affiliate link for which which I will get paid based on anyone who makes a purchase after clicking the link – I’m including a link to that below as well.

Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction
Direct link Direct link
My affiliate link

Publishing announcement – “2015: Rhyme” Kindle edition is now available for preorder

The Kindle edition of “2015:  Rhyme” is now available for preorder on Amazon.

It will be released on August 13th, and is priced at $5.99 (with a Kindle matchbook price of $2.99).

You can preorder your copy here, and I’ve included a copy of the cover image and the book description below.

Rhyme is the collection of Daniel’s 2015 poetry, with a focus on larger and longer style poems. Alongside its sister book Reason, Rhyme is an expression of the author’s mental and emotional journey through that year. Somber and sage, witty and whimsical; Daniel captures a number of various perspectives and distills them into something that doesn’t just have spirit – it has soul.

2014: The Year of Labours Kindle edition is now available!

The Kindle edition of “2014:  The Year of Labours” is officially released and available for purchase on Amazon.  The book is priced at $4.99, with Kindle matchbook discounting the price to $1.99.

I’m sharing the front cover and product description from Amazon below – if you like what you see, please consider purchasing a copy.

“The Year of Labours” contains Daniel’s 2014 poetry, including the second year of his “Shorties” haiku project as well as his Tarot card haiku project. Light and inquisitive at times, yet serious on other subjects, this collection of the author’s 5th year of work is sure to be stimulating.