I’ve taken a further, more decisive step in my writing career. I have just submitted an expression of interest to work on novel projects with leading international games and fiction publisher, White Wolf.
I have a lot of respect for their products – their World of Darkness series of RPGs changed the face of roleplaying, relaxing the traditional strangehold held by heroic sword and sorcery (as popularised by Dungeons & Dragons, which I must confess, I played for a number of years). Now, it’s been a couple of years since I role-played (the last abortive attempt was with Jacqui’s high school friends, which sparked its own unforgettable moments – *timber!!!* anyone?). However, it’s the novelisation aspect I’m particularly interested in.
I’ve been internally debating canvassing a few RPG companies, but while I always believe myself a fantasy writer, I seem driven by contemporary, supernatural horror. So White Wolf it is! With product lines, set in contemporary society – like Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and Hunters: The Reckoning – there are rich fields that I can plough that are right up my alley.
Of course, rejection is a big thing in this business, so while my confidence in my ability (and increasing credits) is steadfast, I don’t expect instant dividends. All I’m looking for is to form the nucleus of a relationship with White Wolf, and perhaps catch a lucky break one of these days.
In the meantime, I’m quietly beavering away on Harbinger, and all my other little boiling pots of creativity.
Oh yeah, and with Shadowed Realms, we’ve just had an upsurge on submissions today (as our announcement of email submissions and more pay hit the US market lists). We expect the spike to continue for a good long while, but remain optimistic response times will stay lightning fast.
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