The plan for this month is very straightforward: Lots and lots of writing, followed by lots and lots of revisions, followed by hitting the SEND button.
Short fiction: I’ve committed to two short stories. One will be finished and submitted this week, the other is due by February 1.
Non-fiction: Finishing up a short ebook focusing on habit acquisition, with the goal of e-pubbing in early February.
Submissions: So far, I’ve shipped two things: an essay and a short story. There was very little writing involved, since the story was written a couple of years back and just needed a quick revision, and the essay was a revision of a blog post, also from a couple of years back.
Gaming is a big part of life in Chez Cunningham. My kids were raised with games. By the time Andrew was six, you couldn’t beat him at Connect Four. (This pattern persists: These days, it’s pretty tough for anyone to beat him at anything…) They played Magic the Gathering, Warhammer and 40K, all kinds of board games. Since I wrote for Wizards of the Coast for years, we had a substantial library of RPG books. Andrew was a DM for his friends and also for Sean and his friends. For several years, the three of us ran an after-school game club for grades 4 and 5. And both guys were avid video gamers. Over the past few years, my husband Bill has become an avid board gamer, and we play board games with Andrew five or six nights a week. The three of us usually attend the twice-monthly game nights at Rivendell Books & Games in Rehoboth, and Andrew has his own game groups.
So, yeah. Playing games is a thing around here. Oddly enough, it only recently occurred to me that I’ve never listed my RPG writing credits and game-related articles on my website. So one of my goals for this week is to compile that info. I’ve added a new place-holder page to the website, and added Games to the Categories drop-down menu (click the Search icon to access Categories.)
One of my goals for this year is continual improvement of my website content and functionality. Small steps…