Now that we’re one month into 2015, do you want to hear a shocking confession?
Admittedly, it didn’t start well for me. As soon as the New Year rolled around I suddenly found myself slumped in deep discouragement (some of you might have read one of my downbeat posts on Facebook). I was so done with my dreams, and I decided to throw in the towel. My mind was set in stone; I began jotting down a resignation letter for my website, and to be honest it felt like a relief, the inescapable burden was finally gone. From that moment onward, I would simply have to find a regular job, refund backers of EE:E and lead a normal life. Easy. So darn easy.
During the first weeks of January I was no longer a game developer; or a writer for that matter. I was just some Regular Joe doing Regular Joe things. And that, for a former Elder Prince, felt like losing your soul. Then, something inexplicable happened. I don’t want to get bogged down in details—although it may be a weird anecdote for another future post—just know that that incident brought me back on track to pursuit my dreams.
The truth is, beyond life-related issues, game development is my only passion. How in the world could I abandon my dream? It’s impossible.
Most of you kept believing in me regardless of the red flags, so the best way for me to thank everyone is to keep going. Who knows? Maybe discouragement is just the final step before the grand achievement. I still embrace the idea that good things happen, I just need to keep believing.
Happy late New Year everyone and again, thank you for your support.