Monday, December 21, 2015

What Im doing now?

Not too much programming lately. I have spent some time finishing my third novel, fixing the text I received from my first printed book, and planning/starting my fourth novel. The second one has proven to be a boring and long task.

The problem is that according to my editor, the publisher doesnt deliver the corrected text, design, etc, to the author. After insisting, I got a weird formatted PDF with the text and the illustration markers. Converting the PDF to an editable format was almost impossible, and the final result was an ugly mess. Also, it took about 12 mb when saved as doc. The solution? Copy and paste as plain text, save again, and then reapply styles, fix lot of splitted words (in spanish, books are justified and cut words in the page edge). 

I decided to finish third novel, so I could spend start working on the fourth as soon as possible. An advice to novice writers: you learn to write by writing. Through the first three novels, I have learned a few things about creating long stories. One is that you need to do a previous worldbuilding. Other, is that you need to do some previous planning. As you can see, some paperwork is required before you actually start writing, pretty much like designing a game.

And talking about games, there is not much work on that lately. I have placed the RPG project on stand by for a while, priority now is a basic maze game I have been wanting to do since some time ago. The idea is to have a basic prototype in a month, and then go for Google Play. Open source games are nice, but right now I need cash, and getting community support is not easy.

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