**Spoiler Alert** – The title is a misnomer. This post has very little to do with anything, much less Video Games.
I guess I wanted to have something to write everyday. And maybe I will, when I do this more often. Maybe this is just to get me in the habit of writing something, even if it’s nothing.
It’s been a while since I wrote a story, like a prose story. I’m writing a lot of stories for my games, and I consider them to be stories, but…
I haven’t really written any prose since Camp NaNoWriMo in April, and even that was short lived. I was writing by hand, which I thought was going to be better.
It wasn’t that bad, now that I think of it. I was able to connect a bit better with the little details. I guess that the story just wasn’t going where it needed to go, or I felt I was taking it in the wrong direction. I wasn’t really so sure. And I guess I just lost the desire to continue working on it.
But I want to get back to it. That’s what the last post was about. It was about finishing what I start. Because I don’t want to be an Incompletionist. It’s not creatively sustainable.
The stories that I’m writing for my games are very fun. They’re very plot driven, which is the kind of game that I enjoy the most. One of them is a mystery, and it’s already clocked in at 5,000 words – and I’m only done with the first half! I know that the second part is going to be much larger, but I’m taking my time with it.
I think this is the first time I’ve truly written a first draft for a story. Instead of worrying about how the pieces would fit together, I just started writing, and things started flowing together.
I had to go back a few times to fix some things, but once I had written something, it was easier to fix. If I waited until I had every single connection plotted out, I wouldn’t have written anything at all and would’ve had a less enjoyable game.
As it stands, the first draft of the story has a lot of issues, but I’m excited to go back and fix them. I think this is the first time I’ll actually write a mystery that makes some kind of sense!
So there’s a lot to learn from writing for video games. Maybe that’s what I might end up writing about on here. The format is still up in the air. So long as I can sit down and write 500 words about anything – anything – for as long as I can, I think I can start getting somewhere.
For now, it’ll be a lot of this kinda stuff until I figure out where I want to go.
Ha! While I was writing this, I got an idea for what I want to write about tomorrow.
As my friend Greg says: “Ain’t that just the way?”