Its officially happening, I have my first game to review. It's an interesting feeling, playing a game when I have so much writing and editing to do, but still feeling like I'm doing something responsible. I'm actually pretty excited. The game is pretty good so far, though I'm not sure I can reveal what I'm reviewing quite yet. I've got about a week left to finish it and write up my review, and I have to say, knowing that I need to review is changing up how I'm playing.
Normally, I don't really think through much of what's going on while I'm playing a game; I'm just trying to relax or whatever. But now I'm kinda pushing the game, seeing what I can and can't do, experimenting with how I can solve the problems it throws at me and how well the controls handle. It's kinda fun.
Now, of course the idea isn't to give up writing novels to do game reviews by any stretch of the imagination. Writing is writing, and I'm looking to make my living by doing so. If I can get a get reputation and start to earn some extra cash doing these reviews, it'll help keep me in a situation where I can focus the rest of my time solely on writing my novels.
Hopefully, from here I'll be able to move up to other writing gigs to help pay the bills between books, but know that I'll never stop focusing on my passion. Keep your eyes here, because The Paladin will be out before you know it.
Be Excellent to Each Other.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.