So, dear reader. It's been a minute. I know that. I could spend a bunch of time laying out excuses for why the blog & podcast have been radio silent for nearly two years. And you would probably say something like, "Oh, we totally understand. Priorities. You do you!" But that's not going to do anything for anybody. I won't patronize you if you won't patronize me. I will say this: I'm going to try to do better. I'm going to try to be better. A mid-year resolution, as it were.
I'm starting with a goal of publishing at least one article a week here on theclosetgamer.net. In these articles I will focus on my creative process; coming to grips with where I fit in as a creator and as a human with real-world responsibilities. I'm inviting you to follow along as I try to find out who I am as a creator of things. Topics may meander a bit, but they will always circle back around this journey of self-discovery.
An apt mission for a site named The Closet Gamer. A name so steeped in double-entendre that it may as well have the tagline of, "I don't know who the f*ck I am even though I totally pretend to!"
I want to be a writer. I want to be a designer. I want to be a musician. I want to be present with my family and friends... I want to be so many things; and each of those things tug at my interest in so many ways that I often find myself in a serious crisis of identity. The question of, "Who will I be today?" often gets in the way of being anything at all.
In this series of articles I plan to navigate through all the wants and needs and things; to come out the other side with an answer to not only who I will be today; but tomorrow and beyond. This journey, then, will be me making sense of all these disparate interests in my life; music, story-telling, game design, community... then wrangling them together to make something. I can't tell you what that something will be, because I don't honestly know myself. But it's big. It's intimidating. And I want to discover it together.
Welcome back, and game well!