A random update from yours truly.
Over the weekend I received word that I’ve been commissioned to write a travel guide for Cancun for the folks over at the Location Independent website. I’ve been following their website for a couple of years now, and have been actively participating in their forums for the past couple of months, and as of now I’m slated to have a January deadline for a guide focusing on a LIP guide for working professionals who are looking for long-term accommodations and local insights to help people who are choosing Cancun as a base of operations for any length of time.
I’ve mentioned the LIP group before. Basically, it’s people who work and live location independent. That is, without a home base of operations, or in some cases, using a home base of operations for only a few months out of the year but spending the majority of your time living and working abroad and moving country to country, whether it be every 4-6 months or every 2-3 years.
While I’m not going to delve into the juicy details here, I’m pleased with the fact that I’ll be able to make yet another step at transitioning into more travel-related writing projects. I’m currently working on an editing project for another travel/golf magazine focusing on luxury travel, as well as my on-going content work, and earlier this month I did a nice chunk of work focusing on camping and beach sites in Croatia, so it’s been nice sinking my teeth into the kind of work I enjoy the most, which is travel writing.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done any gaming-related writing, and I’m thinking of perhaps seeing about doing some more of that. The only downside to being LIP is the lack of a permanent base of operations, which means no console games; I’m limited to those which are ported to the PC or are made specifically for the PC. I have to admit I’m jonesing to play Halo:Reach, but I’m biding my time with a run through the latest Dragon Age: Origins DLC while I continue waiting patiently for Dragon Age 2 and the all-powerful Star Wars: The Old Republic in spring of 2011. I’ve actually applied to a couple of RPG writing gigs in the last week, so finger’s crossed on those.
As far as fiction work goes…I’ve been too busy in September to focus much on that. I still have 3 or 4 short stories in circulation looking for a home, and I wrapped up the 12th chapter of my fantasy novel in August, so I’m sitting comfortably at over 80k words on that beast. I’m settling into the routine here in Cancun, and I should be putting in some fiction writing during October, depending on how much time I spend at the beach, exploring the Yucatan, swimming, snorkeling and otherwise. That’s the downside to living in paradise…there is always something to do, something to see, something to explore, and it leaves little in the way of spare time to do things like hobby writing.
In any case, that’s the latest update from me. Hope everything is going good for you on the writing front, and if you have any questions or comments feel free to drop me a line.