I’ve got to admit, it is nice to have a vacation

I’ve been out of  the store since right before Christmas. I’m now officially an unemployed writer guy.

I’ve been working on the novelization of Mr. Nightcrawler. It has been coming along really well. I can honestly say that this is as good or better than anything I’ve ever written. My co-writer, Mike, has about six months before he has to ship off to EOD school, so we’re on a tight schedule, but we will make it. I’ll be farming this out to publishers about the same time MHI hits the shelves, so hopefully getting a thriller published will prove easier than the epic adventure getting MHI published was. 

Other than writing all day, I’ve been playing videogames. My family got me Fallout 3 and Gears of War 2 for Christmas.  

Gears is just like the first one with some extra stuff added. The multiplayer is awesome, and Horde is amazingly fun. My only complaints about Gears 2 is the writing. Sometimes it is painful, but I’m just being whiny. The action is awesome, just sometimes I would like a little better dialog than the high-school football team stuff that we get from Delta Squad.

That, and as I play this game, I’ve got to ask, why the hell did humanity land on this awful planet? Did we run out of gas? Let’s see, you’ve got sky piranhas, giant super fish, killer dinosaurs, mega-worms, giant spiders, the locust horde, razor hail, and now the glowing oil stuff makes mutant zombies. Hell, that sounds like where I’d want to settle down. As I was playing through on co-op, I kept saying, “Man, this planet totally sucks!”  Sera makes Dune seem like a pleasant vacation spot.

Fallout 3 is simply amazing. If you’ve played Oblivion, it is very similiar only with a Mad Max vibe. It sucks you in. As I play it, my family actually sits around and watches as the story unfolds, because it is like taking part in a movie.  What an epic game.

After video games, there’s always bad movies. I’ve been watching a bunch of my typical B movie fare. Last night was Danish vampires in Nattens Engel. Which is Angel of Night in English. Holy crap, this movie was bad. But every once in awhile it was so bad it had moments of awsome.  The story didn’t make a lick of sense, and you literally despise every character in it, but their badness made it somehow entertaining. Yay Denmark! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138647/

But the vacation can’t last forever. I’ve applied for a couple of accounting jobs.  Working 40 hours a week like a normal person is still kind of a vacation.


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