So as you probably noticed, we kind of disappeared over the last couple of weeks. Chris is still on a photography tour, so he wasn’t supposed to be around, but I became extremely isolated. And then I ran off to E3. Let me explain why I withdrew, and then I’ll get into a bit of the greatness of E3.
About a month ago, I was promoted at my main writing gig as Editor-in-Chief, which was huge, and I was beyond excited about it. Two weeks later, I got the call that the company owner decided to shut the site down at the end of the month. And no, they aren’t going to wait and see if I can turn it around. I was numb for several days, and I bounced a lot of ideas around while I was in shock. What am I going to do? Will I have to get an office job? What about my kids? What about SGR? Is my time writing about games over? I was a hot mess.
And then I had to go to E3 with a smile on my face as if nothing was wrong, which I failed miserably at. Fortunately, some of my previews are getting published at sister sites, so not all the work I did at the show will be for nothing.
One of the biggest highlights at the show was seeing the fine people at Prima Games. I was feeling so down, and when they saw me coming, they smiled, and seemed happy to see me. It was a nice pick-me-up that I needed, especially when David S. J. Hodgson came over and said he’d love to be on our podcast. Oh you better believe I’ll do my best to make that happen as soon as Chris returns.
Prima also has a rather stellar line-up planned for 2016 and 2017, and yeah, I already claimed a few guides even though I’m so behind on the other ones I still have. That’s one thing I can say about losing the job; I’ll have more time to finally get around to these reviews!
As for what I am going to do, now that I’m back and calmer, I’m slowly developing a plan. It has to do with freelancing, mostly, but whatever I can do to still be as available for my kids as I can. That said, enough sad stuff; on to the greatness that awaits us throughout the end of the year!