Whew! Season One of the podcast has been a great run! We’ve covered a lot of ground, welcomed some excellent guests to the show, and had a lot of fun in the process. We definitely plan to continue with a second season, launching sometime in early 2015, but we’re signing off over the holidays to recharge our engines and see what we can to do improve and update the show! In this finale episode, we talk with new freelancer Michael Martin about his journey, the challenges he’s faced, and what he’s done to overcome them! He’s got a great attitude things, which is infectious. Give it a listen!
Intro Catch-Up Segment
We take a few minutes to reflect on the first season of the podcast, talk about the challenges of keeping up the current format with our schedules, and discuss potential funding options to recoup our out-of-pocket expenses of running the show. Future options might include a Patreon or some kind of Kickstarter. We’ll see!
Nathan is slowly recovering his precarious freelance groove and pushing hard on some new opportunities. In the meantime, he’s prepping several new books for launch! His latest book, Coffee Is My Religion: Geeky Essays on the Writing Life (Vol. I) is available for pre-order on Kindle for $2.99 right now! Why not grab a copy and support his broke ass? Regular listeners should enjoy the personal tales of freelancing and the writing life in this collection.
Andrew is slinging more words for Pixelkin and has a few other cool new gigs on the horizon. He’s rocking it out of the park at the moment and has a lot on his plate!
Main Topic: Interview w/ New Freelancer Michael Martin
Michael is a promising new freelancer in the game industry who started pitching paying work earlier this summer and has scored gigs with IGN, Kill Screen, Gamertell, and more! He’s got a great attitude about the freelance groove, and we had a great chat with him about his experiences breaking into the industry and working to push upwards while juggling a full-time job, his schooling, and a family.
-Michael’s Kill Screen article on Everquest!
-Connect with Michael on Twitter here!
-Pre-order Nathan’s new book, Coffee Is My Religion: Geeky Essays on the Writing Life (Vol. I)
- Go To Bed: Survive The Night — HELP US GREENLIGHT ON STEAM!!!
- Follow the show on Twitter: @freelancegame
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- Intro Music: Chasing Satellites by Nathan Meunier