Man, I had so many grand plans for this website when I got it set up last year (with thanks of course to the inimitable Jeremiah Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios for the design and implementation). But then, well, the election happened, and I was emotional roadkill for the better part of four months, and then I was neck-deep in this screenwriting contest that I happened to actually win. With that and the fact that Tortall: A Spy’s Guide comes out in October (I helped make the thing!), I thought perhaps I should dust off this lovely page and get things going again.
It’s been a long, weird year.
I’ll confess I’m in a bit of a creative recovery period at the moment. A combination of health factors and life events has left me feeling burnt out and worn down, in spite of the good stuff happening in my writing life. There’s a certain irony in things coming to fruition when I’m too tired to do much about it. But that’s part of things, too: letting yourself recuperate. It’s something I’m not particularly good at. I hate being inactive. It sucks. But I’m trying to sit back, relax a bit, and let my creative batteries recharge. A lot of what I write here over the next couple of months will probably have to do with media consumed rather than media produced. Probably punctuated with fanfiction. Because I like fanfiction, fight me. (No don’t really.)
Somehow also over the past year I’ve fallen into wondering what is worthy of being written about online, what is worthwhile~~ enough to inflict on the seething cosmos of the internet, so a lot of what I write is gonna be, well. For me. Sorting out thoughts on books I’m reading, talking about the storytelling and gameplay mechanics in videogames I’m playing–if it’s interesting, I hope you’ll contribute your own thoughts. If it’s not, I’d love to know what you’re curious about hearing.
Anyway, I’m starting to ramble. And that annoys me as much as it does other people. I will be seeing you, oh great and terrible internet.