Discussion in 'GameLit' started by Paul Bellow, Jan 5, 2018.
I've got a book coming out.. hopefully!
come on, low hanging fruit there Paul!
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!
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.
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.
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.
I see the gamelit genre growing stronger and stronger this year!
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.
Do you have a synopsis, BalrOg?
New to the genre, but I’m getting out 10k serials each week, so trying to do my part to grow the genre!
Looking forward to starting a new series *soon*
How soon, Zach?
Lord knows, finishing up a semester, so it could be a week, could be June
Zach, are you a student or a teacher?
My students don't get done until the 7th. It's painful!
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?'
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.
I have to admit, that was a big part of my decision
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.