Archive for March, 2011

Driving

Posted in Projects on March 31, 2011 by generatedanomaly

On the way to school this morning I figured out one of the pieces to the educational game. It was a stroke of brilliance, a way to balance the game so that whoever went first wouldn’t automatically win.

I feel comfortable asking my artist for concept art now. Before, I had a feeling of foreboding about asking for something I wasn’t ready to produce myself.

The pressures of being the major creative force of a project are greater than I thought they would be. It might just be because I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best I can. My real problem will be the expectations I have for other people. If I’m giving everything I have, then they need to give everything too.

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Writing in Brief Moments

Posted in writing on March 30, 2011 by generatedanomaly

Got some writing done today during my planning block. It always feels amazing when the words are flowing. The whole world is right and the pieces are falling into place. It’s times like that when I know I’m meant to be a writer, a creator.

Two hundred words doesn’t seem like a lot, and it isn’t, but I’ve reached the point where any progress is appreciated. There’s so much work to be done and not enough time to spend on writing. Six weeks and my grad work will be done. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time.

I’m excited to finally be done, again. I’m nervous about finding a job and being able to pay off my student loans. That’s part of the reason ¬†for the numerous projects. Whatever it takes to make it through in this world. I’m just going to keep dreaming big. That’s all there is to life, dreaming big and spending time with the people you really love.

Projects ahoy

Posted in Projects on March 29, 2011 by generatedanomaly

It’s going to be a busy summer. Hell, it’s going to be a busy six weeks before the semester is over. Then, it’s off into the real world again. I’m only a little nervous about that.

The ongoing project of finishing my novel has found a new breath of fresh air. I think it’s winding down. Then begins the task of major edits and fixing the middle portions. Because that’s how the middle of a novel works. It’s a giant mess of random things shoved in between a strong beginning and a good end that needs to be rewritten into something resembling a good story.

Two of my summer projects involve game design. One is meant to be educational, and will most likely be a card game of sorts. I’m still working through the details in my mind. The other is going to be a table top RPG a long time in the making. Both will be projects I’m working on with other people.

The third summer project is a comic with my boyfriend. I’m writing. He’s going to make amazing art type things happen.

That’s what I have for now. I’m sure there will more projects. My creativity has been on overdrive since we got back from PAX East. Something about that many people in one place filled with creative energy and opportunity. I want a piece of it. Some small piece of the fantastic things that lay out there. I want to get paid to come up to create things.