Week 829

What’s this? I’m blogging about my work on a weekly basis – a simple way to track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.

Last week, the ebook price of my novel De verdwijners was dropped to € 9,99 at my request, so I updated the book’s marketing page accordingly. Buy it now! Etc.

As for work, I spent a bunch of time on my report for NOS op 3, where I worked for about a month earlier this year. I came up with a couple of interesting ideas, and my goal now is to preserve my thinking and present the concepts in a convincing manner. The report should be done before the end of the month.

nrc.next published two of my articles over the week: a profile on game designer Michael Brough on Wednesday (Blendle link) and a piece on Star Wars on Thursday (Blendle link). I’d written this following the much-analyzed teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, and a book I’d read in October came in handy: How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor.

I published two older game reviews from the newspaper on this site: De oorlog van overmorgen – Recensie van Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Rondwandelen in Versailles – Recensie van Assassin’s Creed Unity.

I also drafted the spoken column (about the future of media, I guess) I’ll perform at Literatuur op het Scherm this Saturday, and gave my upcoming monthly tech column for KIJK a shot. Let’s see whether the editorial team likes the direction; if they do, my column should be in there early next year.

Thursday night was game development hobby night with Hessel. I spent far too much time getting my sea exploration roguelike to run in full-screen at native resolution, and then some time mostly breaking the enemy AI.

On Friday, I met up with fellow novelist Stefan van Dierendonck and talked about my, as he called it, demythologising writing, among other things.

Finally, I wrote a bunch of poems, nine in all, for the Sinterklaas holiday festivities, making this a pretty productive week.