I am a glutton for punishment. As my co-workers and I go into maximum overdrive for November, I am once again making an attempt at NaNoWriMo! My 2007 attempt, Trollfane, wasn’t completed (and didn’t even reach 10,000 words), in 2008 real life interfered in bad ways, and for 2009-2012 I just never got around to it at all. But it’s 2013, I’m back, and this time it’s
personal going to be different.
Unfortunately I’m still working on my plot. Oops.
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With all the stuff going on right now (new job, ongoing projects, Toastmasters, etc.) I’ve decided that I’m going to give NaNoWriMo a shot again this year. I had tried this once before, back in 2007, but I didn’t even make it to ten thousand words (never mind the 50K goal that NaNoWriMo pushes). Well, here we go again, and hopefully this time I’ll do a much better job of preparing. Read more »
It’s been a bit over a week since TOJam happened, and therefore I’m overdue on blogging about my experience there this year. My friend Karl and I participated as “Team Water-Rock”, putting together a game that was originally supposed to be about getting people to work together but ended up simply being an escort mission. The end result? Still something fun, but with a feeling that we could have done better. And I’ll explain why, Game Developer postmortem style. Read more »
This weekend just past was the annual spring conference for District 60 Toastmasters. I was on the conference committee with the responsibility of organizing the workshops part of the conference programme, and on top of that ran a workshop myself on the subject of creative Table Topics. As someone who had responsibility for how the conference turned out, I feel that I should write up a post-mortem of my part of the work, in order to better evaluate how well I did and where I have room for improvement. Read more »