To celebrate the fact that Fall lasted longer than a whimper this year, (last year we had a nice September and then the cold set in), Vanna and I went for a walk a couple of days ago to document the changing colours of the leaves. We didn’t get many pictures, but it certainly was gorgeous. Still is, in fact; driving to Crosby today was worth it for the views alone. Anyway, here’s the slideshow.
In other news, I have a job! Well, almost. They still need to complete background checks (a slow process so far, my fault for being a foreigner) so I’m not going to say anything more until I have a confirmed start date. It’s very promising though. A great opportunity, and it doesn’t involve filing(!), so yeah, I’m happy.
I also applied for my second Bioware writer position earlier this month*. Although there are some parallels between Betrayal (story two) and Sacrifice (story one), I think I’ve done a better job this time. I’m still not totally convinced everything fits the application demands, but I tried my best to find the right balance. Link is below if you want to check it out.
Uh, what else? Well, I’m looking forward to getting back into my book after a month absence (job searching and writing applications has been rather time-consuming). The plot issues and constant editing do get tiring at times, but I’m grateful that I can dictate my story completely. My characters say I what I want them to say, their decisions are made for them, and there is only one ending. Though I like giving choices, it’ll be nice to have total control over my writing once again.
Right. I suppose that’s about it for now. I’ll be back soon to discuss the job (hopefully), plus my latest adventures in reading and gaming.
Bye for now,
*I happened to get a rejection letter from EA but given the philome.la story views, I think I was too slow finishing Sacrifice and simply missed out on the deadline. I’m not too upset, though. It was good practice, and although I liked the grim ending, Betrayal is a better effort. Or at least I think it is. Regardless, these applications can only be viewed as positive experiences. They have reminded me that this is what I want to do in life, and I’m confident I’ll get there. I just need to work at it.