Failure


Here’s Your Stinking November Fiction!

When I looked up on Friday, I realized that November was nearly over, and I had no fiction to show for it. I was failing National Just Write Some Fiction Already Month — but I wasn’t about to go down without a fight. So I picked a fight in the form of 500 words (or…

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NaNoFailure

National Novel Writing Month is over, and I have nothing to show for it. Okay, that’s not true. I have over 30 thousand words to show for it, as well as a killer outline I feel really good about, but it’s it’s not National Outline Writing Month is it? I didn’t finish the book. I…

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2013: The Year in Failure

I’m a big a fan of failure. The only guaranteed way to not fail is to not try anything new — which is, coincidentally, also the best way to avoid success. If you’re failing, it means you’re trying, which puts you two steps closer to success than you were before. So yes, I’ve failed a…

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Pre-failing

While the One Game a Month project has its own, optional theme each month, my personal theme for the project every month has been “failure.” Whether I embrace it or narrowly dodge its fail-soaked bullet, failure looms over every month I try to make a game — and May is no exception. This month I…

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Accepting Success

Remember when I promised to finish one game a month? Okay, I promised to try to finish a game a month? And then I failed? Well, it’s the end of another month, and I’m pleasantly surprised to announce that I have, in fact, succeeded in finishing a very small video game. Oh, it’s not very…

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Yay Failure!

Late last year, I wrote about embracing failure. Specifically, I wrote about how I was trying make a small video game every month of 2013 — and how I was totally going to fail in that attempt. But then in January, thanks to the Global Game Jam and some really talented partners, I dodged that…

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Embracing Failure

I’ve just set myself up to fail – not just once, but twelve times. Once a month for the next year, there’s a very good chance that I will fail. The task? Creating a video game inside of a month. It’s part of the “one game a month” challenge (as detailed on the coyly named…

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