Status of GameLit in 2018?

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  1. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I've got a book coming out.. hopefully!
     
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    come on, low hanging fruit there Paul!
     
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    GameLit has been exciting to watch grow. It was released late September at a time when almost no one knew the term, and is now a term almost everyone who follows LitRPG is aware of. I see people refer to LitRPG as GameLit/LitRPG all the time.

    There has been a lot of support for the term from authors. I'm excited to be releasing my GameLit novels this year. :)

    I've been busy, so I don't join many discussions. It's good to see everyone. Hope you're all doing well!
     
  5. Angel Ramon

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    It has been an exciting time so far. Not to mention I been getting creative with my ideas. In fact, my new horror book has Ammo Crafting. Yeah create different ammo types and I got a few more tricks up my sleeve.
     
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    Personally, I'm glad. It's allowed authors who have written some fabulous work like Jeffrey Russell's "The Dungeoneers", J. Zachary Pike's "Orconomics", Drew Hayes "NPCs", and a lot of other great novels have a place to call home.

    It also frees authors from a common complaint that I hear, and that I have with some novels. That stats are added in just to make the novel "LitRPG", even when they have no use or purpose to the novel. I'm glad that there's a genre that helps people write the books they want without feeling the need to shoehorn in elements they don't want to. 3 cheers from me.
     
  7. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    One thing I think I did right in the first launch of Tower of Gates was integrating the game/stats. @Tfish10065 and others noted that about the books, and I tend to agree. When it comes to being LitRPG, I nailed it. Hopefully, it'll do better with improved story, characters, and even more polished pacing.
     
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    I see the gamelit genre growing stronger and stronger this year!
     
  9. Balr0g

    Balr0g Level 6 (Footpad) LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    I'm going to publish a Gamelit in a couple months (hopefully), so I'd say it's looking UP! There's so much movement in the broader genre and it helps a lot of in-betweeners to find a home.
     
  10. Ian Woodhead

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    Do you have a synopsis, BalrOg?
     
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    New to the genre, but I’m getting out 10k serials each week, so trying to do my part to grow the genre!
     
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    Looking forward to starting a new series *soon*
     
  13. Ian Woodhead

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    How soon, Zach?
     
  14. Zachariah Dracoulis

    Zachariah Dracoulis God Emperor of LitRPG (I can be an egotist too) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Lord knows, finishing up a semester, so it could be a week, could be June
     
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    Zach, are you a student or a teacher?
     
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    My students don't get done until the 7th. It's painful!
     
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  17. Zachariah Dracoulis

    Zachariah Dracoulis God Emperor of LitRPG (I can be an egotist too) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I'm a student because I wanted to be a tutor/professor, but the truth is, at this point, I'd much rather focus on what's making money, and that's writing. At the moment I feel kind of like I have my foot halfway out the door by committing so surely to my fallback plan. It's like 'Come on! When are you going to realise you no longer need a fallback plan?' :p
     
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    In my first two weeks, even with the KindleGate, I made more as a writer than a teacher in the same time. I love my job, but it's a serious eye opening for how poorly my profession is paid sometimes.
     
  19. Zachariah Dracoulis

    Zachariah Dracoulis God Emperor of LitRPG (I can be an egotist too) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I have to admit, that was a big part of my decision
     
  20. Gryphon

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    Don’t remind me. I was talked out of writing for years saying it wouldn’t pay the rent... ask me in four months if I still feel the same.
     
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