A short time after the last post, I took a short leave of absence from writing. A lot of things happened in my life, I had to change things for the better, and I refocused on the things that I could use to improve myself. Regrettably, Writing About Video Games was not one of them. Said leave ended in October of 2012, wherein I traveled to beautiful Leipzig, Germany to cover Electronic Arts’ Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Since then, I’ve written a dozen features over two years. While down from the dozen a week I’d thrown out in my heyday, I’d like to think the quality of writing has improved.
Since the last post, PlayStation: The Official Magazine shuttered. Two of the editors went to Ubisoft, one went his own way with freelancing, and one has remained with publishing house Future’s US operations. The last, the man who helped me land the role, has been a sort of Games Writing Ronin of late. He’s written lore for the forthcoming Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor and is currently on-board with a third chapter of a Mystery Franchise. Myself, I wandered off to a foray into affiliate marketing with Amazon that paid far better than games writing ever could.
So it begs the question: why did I come back? Because I love to tell a story.