I think it’s safe to say if this blog was a plant it would be dead by now. I’m just no good at remembering to keep this updated.
Thankfully its not because I’ve not been doing anything. Conversely I’ve been doing more this year than I have in a long time, it’s just with two jobs, writing elsewhere and trying to learn a language has left me with precious free time.
Earlier this year I completed a short course in writing for video games and it made me realise that it was the creative route I wanted to take. I’d been working on the programming side for a while but I knew it was never going to be what I wanted to do, but accepted it was something I had to at least do a bit of to release anything. Perhaps it distracted me too much.
In hindsight it makes sense. At uni I did scriptwriting classes and I’ve always intended to write lots of stuff down (and have several drafts of different things), I just need to become more focused about actually following through.
The class helped revive my interest in a project I’d been working on with friends but it had died down a bit (in part because everyone was doing it in their spare time). I went back and re-wrote parts of the script and re-analysed the overall story and I think really helped tighten it. Hopefully it will lead to something!