Yes, me. What have I been doing all this time? Not writing; I’ve been game-testing a lot, actually. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a very intriguing game in Alpha currently, called “Project Gorgon”. Game-testing is something I like to do, because I like to be helpful. I’d definitely suggest this one to anybody interested; yes stuff needs to be roughed out still, but what they have so far is very neat!
…Ok I lied; I’ve done some writing here and there. Lying in wait for the “Uncanny Magazine” edition of “Disability Destroys Science Fiction”! I have a tale, and here’s hoping… I also have something up at “fairytalez.com”, a cute little site, and this appeals to the gaes I applied to myself years ago to keep some of my fiction free for the masses.
I read a fascinating post today by Kristen Lamb: http://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/01/book-business/ As any of you who are writers know, the publishing industry has changed drastically over the past twenty-some years. Who knew we’d actually have to worry about SEO, something I fully admit I’m terrible at? I’m a writer, not a webminster, Jim. Buuut, these days it’s important, even for little story writers like myself.
As the publishing industry changed, yes so did I; and no I haven’t given up on game design: someday, “Four Horsemen” will be finished and published – somewhere – as will other games. I hope. Haven’t worked on it in a bit, but I am thanking myself for writing bug reports regarding it, so that I know where I was in there. Lol, otherwise I’d be a frazzled mess… well that’s likely to happen anyhow.
So. After illness, I’m at last beginning to heal, and so back to my writing/game design. I don’t know which will win out in the end, but the short story business hasn’t changed a whole lot – just gotten more technical. However, a world where I can still get a nice rejection letter about WHY a certain editor didn’t like what I wrote can’t be all bad.