January 17 is Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day. Four years ago, I made the resolution to write one of my Short Games for Lonely People every day for a whole year. I made it past January 17, but called it quits halfway through the year. Making a resolution to write something every day for an extended period of time is a very bad idea. What happens when you get sick? When life get in the way, as it so often and so brutally does? Does your project fail if you take a weekend off? Silly, really. Don’t do it. Be nice to yourself.
In celebration of resolutions made and ditched, I’ve printed a few short games on some pieces of paper, stapled them together and called it a zine. I honestly didn’t edit or select games very carefully, but having been through what can charitably be called a “creative slump” for the last… ehrm… few years, I’d say that my new motto is that it’s better to do something half-assed than to do nothing at all for such a long time that you eventually convince yourself that you’re no longer able to do anything. Yeah, welcome back to overshare central btw.
Hit me up if you’d like one of these. I don’t plan to charge for them, but I also won’t pay for postage so send me some coin to cover that.