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Archive for November, 2007

not to mention their dark side

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Filled a couple pages with brainstorms. This is good, and now I let it sit and stew. By mid-December, I should be ready to outline.

You know, says my brain, this works so well for the short stories, why am I not doing it with a novel? I really don’t know. Not a bad idea, though, brain-self. I think we can all agree that the whole experiment with free-form book writing has been a miserable failure since I can’t seem to finish anything I start. Time to outline again.

In the “they pay you for this?” department, I have a gaming industry-related article coming out in the next issue of Game Developer. It’s called “Textual Healing”. No one believes me when I say the editor came up with that title. This just means that the editor gets me.

I really don’t know what I think of it. Mostly I suspect that I sound like a moron, but I always feel that way when someone asks me to write about the gaming industry. In reality I’m just an explorer-type player who somehow managed to make a living out of all this. Rabid curiosity and exacting perfectionism have their bennies.

a man of few words, most of them argumentative

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

I have kindly invited Lelia and Wil to once again take up residence in my cerebral cortex. Unfortunately, they are doing more arguing than plot advancement. Lelia also seems to have a pre-existing broken bone (that is, a bone she broke just before the story begins).

Which is interesting, but definitely not a plot. You would think that, as a Bard, she would know this.

For inspiration, I find myself paging through Magdalena and Balthazar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth-Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife. Dry reading, yes, but there’s also some truly interesting stuff in there.

At work, we are deadline- and training-bound. So, most of my juice is dedicated to that. Hopefully that will relent at some point. I would really like to just write again.

yeah, yeah, yeah

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Been a while. My latest writing venture was an article for a magazine (more once I know the actual issue and whether it’s accepted), and at some point I need to outline the next Lelia and Wil story, because I’m writing one.

I’m still trying to figure out what I want to write. My three loves are the modern world with the ravens, the mute girl, and the forest of the sun. I just need to pick one.

Here’s the problem: Picking one.

I will. I just don’t know when.