Jan 31, 2006

You take it on faith, you take it to the heart

So today marks two weeks since my meeting with the (hopefully) publisher of Battle Stations. Now if you go back and read it, you will note that I was told to expect an answer in a "couple of weeks". Any rational human being would realize that this did not mean exactly 14 days. Sadly, I am not a rational human being. Therefore, I have begun nervously fretting while I await a response.

I posted that I was optimistic about my chances after the meeting. This was true. However, I am, as noted previously and as can be verified by anyone who knows me, quite neurotic. In accordance with that, my mood has shifted from optimism to anxiousness and will soon be making stops at fear, dread, anguish, dissappointment, and depression. Join me for this wonderful ride, won't you?

So what to do in the meantime? It has been suggested to me that I start preparing to alter my design to remove elements of this particular license from it. I could convert it to another license that is owned by another company I can approach. I could convert it to generic science-fiction. I could even convert it to a generic pirate theme (the mechanics are really flexible that way). These are all sensible ideas. I am silly enough to think that beginning such a backup plan will ensure my failure with the current company, for reasons that defy all logic.

I will eventually do the conversion when the inevitable rejection occurs. But I can't bring myself to do it just yet. So, any suggestions for how to prevent myself from scratching up the walls of the padded room to which I shall soon be conveyed in restrictive garments?

2 comments:

  1. My suggestion is that you just work on another game in development. It will keep you busy worrying about something you can fix rather than worrying about something you can't control.

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  2. Mike Vroom1:42 AM

    The worst thing you can do when you are waiting for something, is to watch and wait for it. It's like that old saying, "A watched pot never boils." We all know it will eventually, but the wait seems longer when you sit worrying.

    I'd try doing something that you enjoy to take your mind off of things, like have some friends over for a game night or play a favorite computer/video game, to take your mind off things. Empty your mind of any thoughts pertaining to your game, and avoid ANYTHING related to your game's genre until at least another week has passed.

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