A new year is upon us, friends. And with it comes new goals, new responsibilities, and a butt-ton more Sega games to play.
I look forward to continuing Sega Does on a regular basis, but I do want to take a small step back and re-evaluate this blog and my writing in general. Ever since I moved cross-country and started a new job (a job which takes up considerable more man hours than my last job), I feel like my writing has taken a decline. I would like to blame the loss of hours in the day and the loss of sleep during the week for my turn downwards. While I do think that’s part of the problem, I’ve also just gotten lazy and comfortable. I’ve been writing spasmodic game reviews going on four years now at the expense of all the other types of writing I used to do. Sometimes I publish reviews that I’m not entirely proud of, thinking, Oh well, it’s good enough. I know I’m just writing about Sega games and not political articles for the Guardian or something, but it matters to me that my work is good – both for you, the readers, and for myself as a writer. Since I have no one looming over my shoulder, telling me what content is good and what isn’t, I have to self-edit and sometimes that doesn’t go so well.
I know this probably sounds like I’m going to be slowing down production on Sega Does, but I’m not. I’ll keep pumping out Sega reviews until my money’s gone, because I’m committed to the cause. I am, however, going to focus on higher-quality work, which will probably result in less posts per week. And, as if I need more to do, I’m also revitalizing Questicle.net in preparation for the forthcoming NES Compendium. In other words, I’ll likely be as busy as ever, but not always on Sega Does.
As always, I really appreciate everyone’s patience and encouragement as I try to sort out my concerns. I know that, as a writer/artist, I’ll never be fully content with what I produce. And that’s ok. I do, however, know the difference between my quality work and my half-assed work, and the latter has been taking over lately. That’s not ok.
May you all have a blessed, healthy 2015 with lots of rest and awesome gaming experiences.