First, note that this is a two-blogpost update. The grand finale of sa09 and feedback for it go in this post.
Here, let’s talk editing and video games. Something I cringe over and something I adore.
For the next week (possibly more) I’m going to go back in and finalize a ton of anachronauts stories that have been lounging around in draft status for far too long. lf04, lf05, lf06, sa08, and the recently finished sa09 all need a loving hand. I’m going to scour past blog posts for feedback and fixes, implementing them. I’ll reread each story and make word choice tweaks as I go. In the end they will be polished and pretty, and in the case of London’s Fog, perhaps even ready to go in print form.
Because this process takes awhile and there won’t be any new story content — I also need to plot out Stars Fall, which is hardly ready to be written — I’ve come up with a scheme.
Recently, I bought a large pack of indie games on Steam, the PC game shop. I have duplicates. I can give away duplicates. I want to give them away to you.
EDIT: Okay, the contest is over! All the games are given away.
I think I bungled this a bit, given half the folks who showed up going O HAI I PROMOTD U GIMME FREE GAEM proooobably never were interested in the stories in the first place. Next time I’m gonna stick a trivia quiz on top of it as a layer.
But, I DID get a lot of new hits to the site, notably from Rock Paper Shotgun thanks to my Neverwinter Nights ‘rep’. So I’ll call it an overall win and we’ll move on. Thanks for helping me get the word out — and don’t forget, you can still get a ministory written about you for continuing to help out even if the FREE GAEMs are gone. Thanks!