|Everything looks easy from the outside|
I've always wanted to do this and like a lot of aspiring authors I've had my share of dreams of writing many novels, making mountains of money, and having scores of fans. Right now, I just want to finish this novel. I have too many started novels, and no completed ones. This one is different though, I swear! :-) I'm further along than any previous novel attempt, I know 90% of the plot, including the ending! I have almost half of it written. It's a slow process, far slower than it needs to be, but we Humans do tend to throw obstacles into our own paths.
Board Game Design
|prototype board w/ no graphics|
I've played it with my son and with a couple of adults and they all enjoyed it. There are two levels of play, making it playable in either "kid" or "adult" settings. I made cards using the free NanDeck software (a powerful program, but the learning curve is somewhat steep). I'm not sure if I want to publish it though. It's a fun game, but I'm concerned about spreading myself too thin. I have an account at The Game Crafter, so I could make it available, but I'm also busy with other projects right now so who knows...
Hero Kids Products
Anyway, I do have some ideas of what to make next. For example, I want to produce some adventures to go with Corvids: A Racial Supplement, which has been selling rather well (thank you!) considering it has no supporting adventures and I haven't promoted like I should. I have other ideas too, but any Hero Kids product has to stand in line for a little while longer until I finish some OTHER other projects...
Customisable and/or Expandable Card Game
|Not exactly visually exciting yet...|
Contract Graphic Design
|Definitely NOT a staged screenshot... ;-)|
The upshot of this preamble is I have "mad skilz yo" with layout - I am the shizz nizzle and various other silly, self-aggrandising statements. So, when my good friend and owner of The Stuffer Shack, Chris Stevens asked if I would do graphic design and layout for his new publishing imprint Stuffer Shack Press, I was happy to oblige. That was about a month ago and now he's willing to talk about it, (check it out, he's offering cash prizes!), so I'm able to show you a little as well. I'll be talking about this project again, so stay tuned.
|They totally should compete, they'd rule!|
Will Graphic Design for Food?
|I can make stuff look great.|