Na na na na na na na na na, Katamari Danowrimo…
Hey internets, here’s a thing you might not know about me – I did that NaNoWriMo thing! If you don’t know what that is, imagine writing an entire novel over the course of a single month, then you’re there, because that’s what it is. No, I’m not going to post it here, but I will say that the premise was an immortal girl and her quest for mortality. It’s totally fantasy and it was total crap, but it was a month’s 50,000 words of crap, so I guess that’s something. Also, it featured David Nestico, Adventurer, Explorer, Cartographer, who is perhaps my favorite character I’ve made up, coursing over the sea in his magical ornithopter.
The reeeason I bring this up is because I’m planning on doing it again over the next month! A little smaller, just 30,000 words, but that’s okay because I’m writing a young adult fantasy novel this time, and I’ll be self-publishing it to Kindle! (Yes, this is entirely spurred on by Mr. J. A. Konrath. What can I say, he’s a convincing guy.) I’ll probably even post free codes for downloads on here, so all – yes, every one! – of the words can be yours! Hooray words.
Lastly, I thought I might tell you about a personal quest of mine at the moment – internships! I went ahead and sent out emails to a number of different game developers in the Greater Seattle Area, and we’ll see what happens. (Thank you, gamedevmap!) Worst comes to worst, I threw my name into an unchecked inbox – best comes to best, I get to talk to someone in the industry over the next couple years. Anyone else tried for game internships fresh out of High School?
End with a couple of links, as summer is now starting and there is a plethora of free time – http://altdevblogaday.org/ has multiple posts a day from various industry people (some of it more specific than can be understood at first glance, some of it broader); it’s iOS predecessor, http://idevblogaday.com/; the ridiculous philo-neruo-psycho-rationalist website LessWrong which is highly entertaining and massive, and condensed into a more palatable form in the rationalist fanfiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Never thought I’d read fanfiction until that came out.