Has it been this long since I last updated? Apparently so! Things have been (as the title of this entry suggests) steady, or so. This summer was rather dry in terms of writing, but I wanted to share what I have been doing.
First come the games. I kicked the habit of PC gaming last year and tabletop gaming has mostly taken its place to great effect. I love this crap. And, naturally, I have to write about it. I\’ve been plugging away as a contributor over at the Master of Lore blog, which is the perfect combination of Tolkien studies and gaming goodness for The Lord of the Rings LCG (to say nothing of the podcast I still do for that game). I\’ve also started an irregular blog on the Ork faction of the brand new Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG called Freebooter Kommand (sound familiar?).
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I also mean to convert this blog over to WordPress. It\’s just that much shinier!
I leave you now with a bit from a draft I started two months ago:
I haven\’t been blogging much because (1) I haven\’t been writing much at all and when I am writing it\’s going towards books and whatnot and (2) there just hasn\’t been that much to write about.
I don\’t want this blog to be one long vent session about how hard it is to find the time/motivation/ganas to write novels (or anything at all for that matter) whilst working full time to support a family and maintain hobbies and relationships and general grown up whininess, but that\’s just kind of where my life is right now. I feel like Niggle, who just wants to finish his Tree but is constantly set off track by his garden and his house and his neighbors. More than that, I think I want to be more like Niggle because he so desperately wanted to complete his work, whereas I am kind of poking at it from time to time.
It\’s not a bad thing by any means; it is what it is. But I nonetheless feel a great impatience: will this ball ever get rolling? Is it the right ball to be pushing against? All I ever hear from the Person in my brain is, \’Just wait. It\’ll be great\’, but that gets a little trying when one is literally dreaming about getting published.