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Nothing is quite so manly as unclogging a disposal with your bare hands. Yech. Unless, of course, the manliness of clogging the disposal in the first place. *snort*

Currently, I've cut back just a wee bit on the blogging, becuase I'm pushing hard to get some Paizo work completed before the next Open Design kicks off. Oddly enough, I feel better about this particular Paizo project than the last one, perhaps because the outline was a little looser, or maybe because I feel I completed nailed a couple parts of it. One of the new monsters, in particular, seems like it will be very, very popular. I can't believe no one has done this particular twist before. It makes me want to jump up and down and shout like that guy in Goldeneye: "I am a genius! I am in-WIN-cible!"

::jumping and shouting ensues::

Ahem. Actually, I seem to remember that guy was blown up not long after the jumping and the boasting. Oh well, you take my point. (No, I am not about to blow up! Wise guys.)

Anyway, the fundraising goal for Empire of the Ghouls has been reached, but I'm leaving the project open to patrons for another couple days, till Friday midnight. After that, you're locked out of the Empire, either till July or permanently. You've been warned. Sometimes I feel like sharing the Open Design stuff with the widest possible audience. Lately, though, I've just wanted to curl up in my Designer's Cave and type and tell the world to go away. I have a feeling that this project is a little less of the writer seeking to produce something that patrons will like than me just going off in the direction I've wanted to take this thing. I suspect that's fine with most of the patrons who have donated, and it's certainly in keeping with the historical view of the artist/patron relationship. I'm told every writer is a megalomaniac at heart.

What else? Delivered some columns to the usual suspects (bless their corporate hearts), started working on seasonal stuff, discovered the lawn is out of control, and found that the penultimate Clockwork Wonder has been published. This last is the Autoscribe, every writer's dream machine. I could use one around the house AND one at the office.

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mouseferatu
Mar. 28th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
You know, I really wish I could get more Paizo work myself. I've really enjoyed working with them, and every article I've published with them has been very well received. It just seems like I have trouble hitting upon the ideas that attract their attention in the first place; it seems my ideas of what would make an interesting article and theirs only very rarely coincide. Bleah.

Still, congrats. It's always cool when you just know you've nailed a gig, or at least a good portion of one. :-)
shellyinseattle
Mar. 28th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
As editor Mike McArtor is fond of point out, Class Acts is the easiest entry point. So if you have a quick idea for that, it's more likely to be accepted.
mysticalforest
Mar. 28th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
He was shattered, not blown up! L2P! ;)
varianor
Mar. 28th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Autoscriber = cool! I saw the description and the bit about a "fair copy", then remembered that foul copies took a lot less time, and thought to myself "Cursed item! Yeah!". So I can use both. :)

As to the outline thingy, yeah, I hear you on that. Rigid outlines drive me absolutely cuckoo as a writer.
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