General advice to creative people from the lead writer at Bungie: Create more than you consume.
— Daemon Hatfield (@DaemZero) September 2, 2013
This advice, above anything else I’ve heard in the past several years, has stuck in my mind. I don’t know what it is, but it makes total sense. And it’s something I’m going to attempt. It won’t be easy, hell I doubt it’s even possible. But I’m hoping that at the very least it will be fun.
I’ve gone back and started to finish and polish up a bunch of my short stories. I’m currently working on a novel at the ridiculously slow pace of 300 words a day (except on school days where nothing seems to get done).
I’m also hoping to blog more. I’ve said this a lot recently and haven’t exactly followed through with it. Now I’m going to make an active effort to do so. I’ve played a lot of new games recently and I really want to write about them. Games like Gone Home for example, that have people raving. I’ve just started to play Saints Row 3 and that’s something I’d like to talk about as well.
I used to be really into photography. You guys on here haven’t seen many of my photos, but I’m hoping to get back into that realm of creativity. I really enjoy seeing what I can pull from a single frame. So maybe as time goes on I’ll be able to feature things here for you to see.
I’ve always wanted to get into game development as well. So instead of starting with something complicated like Unity, I’m going to try GameMaker and pray to God that it’s something I can use. I don’t know what type of game I’m even capable of making, but if games is something I plan on investing my life into, I have to start somewhere right?
It may not be an easy journey, but it’s about damn time I started on it.