It’s hard not to notice when there’s radio silence for a long time. But silence doesn’t always mean standing still. For the last couple years, I’ve been focused on technical writing as a career, taking those steps I talked about all those years ago toward making a living off of words. It’s been a big change, even though I’ve stayed with the same employer, and it’s taken up a lot of my energy to get to where I am. Comfortable with my skills, still writing what I can on my own, and ready to write again for larger consumption. Long story short: I’ve now got an author page on RPGFan.
I’ve been reading RPGFan for around 20 years. I had always thought it’d be cool to have my work featured there, but always assumed it was out of my reach. But the funny thing about becoming “good enough” at something is that, really, all you need is time and the willingness to push through the mental block telling you no. So finally, after building some confidence and a push from another unexpected loss (my father, this time), I submitted some work and was offered a position writing features.
Any while that’s my focus right now, I’ve been doing a bit more to keep up as well. You’ll find some of my writing in A Guide to Japanese Role Playing Games, out later this year. You can hear me pop in on RPGFan’s podcasts, Retro Encounter and Random Encounter. I’m regularly on MonsterVine’s Twitch stream, currently having a blast talking Earthbound with some very cool folks. So if you’re looking for more from me, don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. And I’ll pop in here now and again to drop things that don’t fit anywhere else. But for now, I’m on a bit of a ride, and I’m having a blast.