Soooo…this post has been a long time coming!
First off, thanks so much to everyone who’s supported the podcast over the past few years. It’s been a really rewarding, fascinating project, and I’m really happy we’ve been able to help folks out there in listener land AND squeeze in a whole heaping ton of awesome shop talk about freelancing, the writing life, and much more.
A huge shout out to all of our awesome guests, all of our listeners, and a megahugenormous personal thank you to both of my super cooltastic co-hosts, Andrew Hayward and Cassidee Moser. It’s been a great run and I appreciate you both coming along with me for the ride and contributing so much to the show!
So with that, I’m a bit relieved and a bit bummed to announce, that it’s time to move on to other things.
When I originally set out to start this podcast, I was in a very, very different place in my professional writing world. Hell, the industry was a very different place. A lot has changed. Some things for the better, other things…hmmmm…not so much. The Freelance Game Podcast itself is kind of a weird chronicle of the ups and downs we’ve faced — both personally and industry-wide — over the last couple of years.
I still freelance full-time, but increasingly my world is shifting more towards game development and book writing. When you put all three of things together, with each one of them being almost a full-time job’s worth of time and energy in my case, it’s a bit exhausting.
I’m exhausted. And stoked….exhaustoked? I dunno. There’s so much going on these days, that it’s hard to keep up. Which is why it’s a good time to pull the plug on this and move on to other wild and crazy projects rather than try to hobble along with even less time and energy to put into the show than I’ve had in the past season.
I’m prone to rambling (as anyone who’s worked with me or emailed me for freelance advice knows all too well), so I’ll wrap this up…..probably in a few more paragraphs so bear with me.
Podcasting in general, and working with both Andrew and Cassidee in particular, has been an amazing experience. This adventure has forced me out of my comfort zone, and I’ve really had a blast hanging out with my virtual writer peeps, chatting with amazing guests, and speaking rambly writerly words of advice into your earholes a few times a month. The show has helped me through some rough patches and has been a great outlet. I’m going to miss it, but I’m also excited for the adventures ahead.
Anyhoooooo….apologies: RE season 3. We were going to do a season 3, but…it just makes sense to end while the ending is good. Speaking of which, NOW is a great time to catch up on old episodes while you can.
If you want to listen to the show’s first two seasons, I’ll keep pumping some green into it for another month or so to keep the archive live. Best download and listen to those puppies while you can. Mmmmkay? Cool.
Alrighty, thanks again for tuning in and don’t forget to…
Keep the words flowing!*
*Gah, I’m sure you’re sick of hearing me say that. 😉