Thursday, March 24, 2011

I've been working hard, 36 hours a week at Stop & Shop doing construction type work and rigorousness working on my novel. Earlier this evening I passed the 80,000 word mark. I will probably have the rough draft done by the end of April (approx. 120,000 words) and a first draft completed before I leave for camp towards the end of June. Not sure what I'm going to do from there. Honestly by then I'll be so busy looking for career work that the whole project will have to go by the wayside.

I went to the Penny Arcade Expo a few weeks ago with my Dungeons and Dragons crew. Basically it is a video game convention/exposition run by the guys who make the popular gaming comic Penny Arcade. Apparently it got a lot of publicity this year because I have actually met a lot of normal people who know what it is.

For anyone who wants to know what this thing is all about, I recommend this video here to explain all that I don't feel like explaining.

I even got to play the very arcade machine that was featured in one of my all time favorite documentaries King of Kong.

Speak easy,


Liz (made in lowell) said...
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Dell Smith said...

I've never heard of this convention. Although I'm not sure that makes me normal. Necessarily.

Good luck with your draft. Finishing it before camp is good timing. Put it away for a while then come back to it with unemotional detachment. Perfect mindset to work on draft 2.

Jim said...

I've never played D&D, but from watching the (horrible) movie.... nvm, I have basically no idea what it's about. When I got addicted to Battlefield 1942 there were like 100 kids trying to get me hooked on D&D in the next room.