And I'm also not entirely sure I have readers to care about such things (actually, I'm quite sure I don't), so no harm no foul, right?
Anyway, things have been looking up:
- This no longer the blog of an unpublished writer - this is the blog of a freelance writer. I have recently completed my first freelance rpg contract and am beginning work on my second. The first is with White Wolf. I can say no more for the time being, though I will when I can. The second contract is with a company called Greymalkin Designs, for their new game Desolation.
- I have rediscovered my writing kink. Perhaps I will write more about writing kinks later, but let's leave it at this for now: I write my best when I am away from home, using a pencil and a notebook. I don't know if it's the lack of distractions (ie. the Internet, my extensive book collection, and my girlfriend), the feel of the pencil scraping across the paper, or the sense-memory I built up from years of writing in lunch rooms and at my desk during math class. Ever since I started writing by hand, and more importantly, continuing the story by hand rather than transferring the process to a computer as soon as possible, I have been writing a lot.
- Speaking of writing a lot, I have been writing a lot. In the 3k words per day range. It's exciting. In part, I have my new mania for hand-writing to thank for that. In part, I also have my new job and my hour and a half train commute to thank.
- And I have a new job, a real job. Huzzah.
And if I don't, I admit it here on this blog.
Part of this lesson comes from the inestimable Mur Lafferty, creator of I Should Be Writing, a great podcast by a writer, for writers. Expect to see ISBW added to my blogroll presently.
Now, all I need are some readers, so I'm not talking to myself, and I'll be golden.