So here’s a confession: some days I have no idea what to write.
I try to preventatively counteract this by sending myself messages anytime I have a particularly functional idea, or when something is interesting to me. If I still come up empty on a writing day, I go back through past ideas I’ve had, and I am usually inspired and another idea materializes.
Most of the time.
Today, I thought I was going to write about a weird email I received from Amazon regarding Red Dead Redemption 2. Basically, as most of you know, when a game doesn’t have a solid release date, the general placeholder of “December 31, 2017” (insert applicable year, here) is listed.
Yesterday I received an email stating the release date had been changed…to December 31, 2018. It had me wondering if an announcement about a delay had been made and I just hadn’t seen it. I did some research online but couldn’t find anything about a potential delay. If anything, I found that a September release is the current rumor.
So that was kind of a non-thing.
Then I thought about writing about E3, but the full presser schedule still isn’t out, so that felt a bit premature. I will certainly be “covering” it again this year (third year running!), but I still want to formulate how I will be going about it.
So, another non-thing.
Also, today is a bit of a rough day. To be really honest, it’s been a strange and confusing week. I am usually able to shake things, particularly so I can write on my regular schedule (never missed a day!), but today just feels…heavy.
Several times this week I’ve had to remind myself that kindness is a choice (for some it is inherent, and I love that). Grace is a learned trait. I’ve had to remind myself to breathe and to take things in stride. I’ve had at least one personal (and potentially spirit-crushing) setback, but I keep going. Perhaps that’s really my gift: that I keep going. It’s just not in my nature to give up on something I believe in. It’s why I still write on my regular schedule. It’s why I still foster certain dreams that lie dormant (perhaps dormant is the incorrect word). I am fortunate to have someone who believes in me, and I never ever take that for granted.
Okay. I’m rambling. It’s that kind of day.
I know I’m not a great writer; I am serviceable. But I strongly feel that, with enough practice and drive, perhaps I can get there. One day. I’m not even sure I’ve gotten better since I created this website years ago, but that could also be because I’m too close to it. I started writing about games because I wanted to connect with people about something I love that I feel transcends barriers. I stand behind that. I love that I get to connect with each of you about this thing that we love. I consider myself truly fortunate for that.
So, in essence, today is a thank you to you. It’s a miracle how anyone finds anyone else to connect with, and I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that you have chosen to take time from your life to be here. Time is the most valuable thing we have, and I take that seriously. I hope to make your time here worthwhile.
I’m sorry today’s piece was less about games, but I just felt I wanted to take the opportunity to get current and let each of you know how much I appreciate you and your support of what I’m trying to do. Or perhaps I’m doing it? Either way, thank you. I’d give each of you a hug if I could.
With that I ask: what will you be playing this weekend? As always, I love to hear what games are on your plate, radar, or wish list.