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I was really going to write a post on the 4th of January, but then I got a hold of this fantastic book called Awaken Online, and I was hooked. Not just on the book, but on the genre. So I hid away for a number of days, pulling my blankets over my head and huddling over my kindle while devouring book after book.

GameLit (or else LitRPG which is trademarked and you have to be careful how you use it I believe), has totally rejuvenated my creative mind.

Keep in mind that Trevor and I met in a freaking MMORPG world. We raided bosses together, we rode our pixelated horses together — hell we even have pictures of our characters walking around places together. Screenshots if you will, from now very dated 3D renderings. Anyway, I digress as usual.

The thing is that I love massively multiplayer online role playing games. I’m no stranger to getting sucked right into a new one, or else going back down the drain that is the rabbit hole to World of Warcraft. I love these worlds — from the days decades ago when I played Rifts, and D&D, to now where we can almost pretend we’re really their with visual and sound cues.

Enter this amazing genre – where they take you down paths of full immersion or transportation into worlds you can only imagine. Where we have the technology to truly feel like we’re there. Now that… for me anyway… that is something truly inspiring.

And thus, I then sat down and mapped out my world and suffice it to say that in a week I’ve already completed a NaNo sized word count, and I’m still going strong. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to have to edit the CRAP (literally) out of this thing. Okay well not literally SHIT, just the craptastic writing that squirrels itself onto the page when you’re writing like you’re in a fevered dream.

So this is what I’ve been up to so far in 2018. I can see the sky on the horizon and it’s blue. I haven’t had this much fun writing in I don’t know how long, and it’s a truly beautiful thing.

Also – random question. If you’ve heard of Patreon (or if you haven’t), what sort of things would you like as rewards for supporting an artist?

I’m about to get into my 2018 routine… after all, wasn’t January the month long trial?