06 July 2013

Back in the Saddle... Again

When last we left our intrepid hero, he was jobless and thousands of miles from home.

Fast forward to just over a year later and he's back in California, employed by Carbine Studios, and working on a wonderful project. I suppose bad times come and go, and last year was one of the worst. Things turn around, though, eventually, and with the help of friends and whatever gods we pray to, we manage to get back on our feet.

This first post in, what...? Fourteen months? It's more or less a warm-up, of sorts. In addition to working at Carbine, I'm dipping my toes back into the pool of freelance writing and game design (and maybe even editing, given enough interest). Truth be told, extra money is always welcome... and if I get to work on an IP I love, that's gravy.

I can't say anything about the current project, except to say it's relatively small (in comparison to my past works), but it's an easy way for my client to try me out and see if I can produce what they need me to produce to the standards they require.

I'm also sitting inside an "It's a Grind" coffee shop in Carlsbad, of all places. Before I left CA for VA and EA Mythic, I used to do all of my freelance writing at the It's a Grind in Vista. That location went out of business, either just before I left CA or right afterward, but it was a great place to write.

The jury's still out on this location... it seems nice, overall, but we'll see how it feels to me once I've been sitting here writing for a couple of hours. Yelp reviews are largely positive, with one particularly scathing tirade amongst all the fanfare from someone who seemed to be protesting a bit too loudly. The iced coffee I ordered is really good, though.

Anyway, I better get to writing. I only have a few more weeks to polish off what I have to do, and I'd like to get it done ahead of schedule. First impressions and all that, after all...

Oh, and yes... I am gaming, actively. Not as much as I'd like to, but what else is new?


Peter Bryant said...

Good to see you're getting back on your feet. I just started a blog in the last month as well.

David Larkins said...

Glad to find you back posting and doing well! Last year was a rough one for me as well--here's to being on the upswing of the Wheel of Fortune, eh?