Monday, 12 June 2023
The Actual Final Stretch
So, in my last update I said I was on the final stretch—and I was—but then life got in the way. Writing a book while simultaneously juggling a full-time job, as well as wrestling with all the other responsibilties of being a human, has proven harder than I thought it would be. I missed my deadline, big time.
But I'm fully back in the writing zone now, and I'm hoping to get the manuscript finished in the next few weeks. I'm glad to report that I finally broke the back of the level-by-level mission guide, which involved a lot of dipping in and out of the game—as well as delving into the many Alien 'making of' books piled under my desk.
This section of the book alone is almost 40,000 words, which is the most I've ever written about a single video game by quite some margin. I'm used to writing 2,000-word articles, at most, for magazines and websites, so this has been an eye-opening (and occasionally anxiety-inducing) experience.
Anyway, apologies for the delay, and thanks for your patience. When I finally conquer this beast, I'll let you all know in another update.