A new year has rolled around, and I can thankfully leave 2014 firmly in the past.
Job changes, House moves, family bereavements…. All causing huge amounts of stress and making my life a living hell for 10 of the last 12 months.
So, firstly I have updated the site with work I have done at MLG that hadnt been added, I have cut off my daily intake of Caffiene and Im rearing to get back into my writing with a bit of aplomb.
Whether this happens or not, we shall see in the coming months.
Finally got the finger out and Chapter 2 is now up and ready for consumption.
Hope you guys like it.
Been far too long since I wrote on this page.
Since I last posted, I’ve changed jobs, moved house and hit up the streets of London for another Midlife Gamer meetup for Eurogamer.
I have set myself the task of getting at least the first 5 chapters done before the end of the year, so Im planning one a month. Will update again once I get the chance.
I didnt get a great deal of feedback on the prologue, but hopefully I can get more from the first chapter.
I’ve always known that the structure for dialogue was one of my biggest weaknesses. I just wonder if others feel the same.
Well, the game of the year work out of the way, I finally found time to get my novel started and up and online.
I do have a full outline of the story, with approximately 20 key events during the course of the book, but as I said before I fail to retain the drive to get it finished.
Now that the prologue is up, I can hopefully get some constructive feedback to push me to getting the damn thing finished finally.
Being an ardent gamer, the current Year of Shame challenge, to refrain from buying a any new games unless I complete two from my pile of outstanding games, seems contrary to my role as a video game critic, but I am glad to say that the undertaking that begun in September following our Midlife Gamer Eurogamer meetup, is progressing well.
Even with my Christmas gift of a brand new PS Vita with multiple games from my good lady, I am still on track at 50% completion.
I think, with the new year bearing down on me fast, that finally putting my focus into my writing, opposed to sinking countless hours into new games will be the best resolution I could commit to for my own benefit.
Well, decided to start up a central blog, and since I keep getting distracted from my novel and short story work, I’m going to upload each of the chapters to the web to see if that will inspire me to get a shift on in getting my book finished.
Working on getting my work backlog added to the site, but hopefully in the new year I will put up chapter 1 of my book.