A year upon us
I can’t complain. When it comes to doing a thing, I’m pretty good at it. Even when it turns out I can’t, I’m pretty good at admitting it. I even have no trouble with finding the things, as they get into my head like funky science fiction worms and refuse to stop clawing me from in there until I do them. I co-own a house in Sweden now and I’m a permanent resident of the country, and as of two days from now, Adept Play is a real Swedish business. I am typing this on a scary and embarrassing new computer with a sleek gamer exterior and red light gleaming up through the keyboard, which I am assured is the right thing for all the film editing I want to do. Have conference microphone, camera, tripod, external webcam, spiff carrying cases – will travel.
People get in touch with me to do things too, and I have a plateful thereof at the moment. Some game design, some publicity, some writing gigs, some good work.
So will it turn into money and paper? I sure hope so. I’m not very good with that stuff, not in hustling business terms. Good product, lousy promotion – what they tell you not to do in biz school. Click on the Patreon if you haven’t already, to see more about what I’m doing and how maybe this time I can swing it.
But hey, life isn’t all business, and this is a holiday post! I like a good party. If you’re doing any of that in the next day or so, take a moment to join me with this:
It’s a good time to look at the purpose and direction of the blog, too. Clearly I can’t keep up the pace I established a couple of years ago, not with a new business to run and upwards of four-five role-playing sessions to organize, play, record, and debrief per week. But I like doing it, and it’s helping me think. I still think there’s a good book somehow rough-drafted through the course of the posts, and I have two or three organizational schemes worked out. Whether that can be part of Adept Play or not, I don’t know. If so, then it’ll become a project.
You know what would really help? A little retrospective reading from you. Grab four-five posts that you think make a good read together, and tell me why.
Next: The whites, part 3 – I’ve been working hard on this – couldn’t get it done for the end of December, but not for lack of content. I keep revising it into what I really mean, and I gave up saying “Damn, son,” after the first couple rounds.