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.