Now, don't get me wrong. The work's not done. This is just the first draft. But I did what I was hired to do, and I think I did a pretty good job. Now, it's just a matter of edits and rewrites, which I can't do until the work's edited.
So, what do I do in the meantime?
That's easy. I get to work on the stuff I've had on the back burner for the couple of months I've been working on the game. Couple of short stories, a novella, marketing for the first novel. And, oh, yeah...fulfilling my promise to pay more attention to my website. Check, check, and chiggity-check. Let this be a lesson to you. As a writer, you can't rest on your laurels. There is always the next project, the next goal. If there isn't, maybe you want to re-think your ambitions as a writer (10 bonus points for those who got the Tupac reference).
The game has been good for me. Not just because it's a paid gig. The fact is, I really enjoyed being a part of this. The research has been fun, the writing has been challenging (in a good way), and I've learned a lot about myself as a writer, and about the writing process in general. As a result of this project, I feel even more excited about my own writing.
I will keep you guys posted on the game, of course. I think the game is going to be cool as shit, regardless of my own work. But be prepared to see more writing from me, in the coming year, and more art. 2016 is going to be an ambitious one for me.
You have been warned.