I'm also fortunate to have attracted a fellow (I'm pretty sure he's actually some kind of forest animal that got stuck in a pair of thumbs though?) who built a nest for me to lay and hatch my stories in. Plus I've got a couple good cheerleader friends who are ahead excited to read my stuff and tell me when I left out details.
Thanks to these folks I have an almost finished poetry book and a healthy clutch of short stories cooking.
Do you have/had people in your life that you think of as sponsors or patrons or whatever of your creative endeavors?
I'm pretty much stuck in genteel poverty. Luckily I have a fine Lady friend who's modest but comes from some means and likes to take me with her to art shows and sneak me in to use the printing facilities she has access too.
So I friend came out of town and we celebrated with a five person Vampire the Masquerade (5) one shot. The plot potential plot and setting was barely explored, but the players still had a ton of fun with the premade sheets I handed out (plus aspects they chose). There were a lot of things I could have done better,
But the best thing I did was say "And as you peer out through the partially unzipped body bag you see a dark brick room and recognize.... the rest of the Neighborhood Watch."
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We just don't need as many bodies in the business with the robots in. Too bad robots translated into dividends for a few people instead of days off at same salary for more people.
At this point I feel like I still get more done when I pack out and use a public desk.
How much of it might be that I had to pack just project supplies that fit in a backpack (or pocket even, holy jump drive, Batman) and don't get overwhelmed by everything I could be doing?
Speaking of which I better finish packing and leave.
Today I'm going to print of the poetry manuscript and format it with scissors and a glue stick.
MY PRONOUNS. MY PRONOUNS ARE THEY/THEM RIGHT? AND SOMEONE ON TINDER JUST CALLED ME. THUDE. THEY CALLED ME THUDE IM SCREAMING THATS SO GOOD"
Also, (more wisdom via Spike Trotman) NEVER, EVER sign away lifetime IP rights! That's the most important thing you have as a creator!
If you want to make money from your work, great! Put it on prints, merch! License it! Etc!
But there's really nothing that's worth complete, total, *lifetime* control of your work! Because once you've signed your IP rights away, that's IT.
Also! We found a new venue! We had been rolling in the back room of 3D printing bar. The acoustics were a bit too loud, and we could be ousted by a legitimate biz or nonprofit group at any time
A local used book/game store has a whole basement dedicated to gaming, though, and it's not too crowded.
In fact, when we went to go nose around and mention the possibility of playing there....
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