Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you wonderful folks! I’m back though and even have some content scheduled for ya next week. I finished up making my video game for the Indie Game Making Contest (IGMC) 2018 too! That said, there is still some junk going on so join me as I go over all the good, and bad, that’s happening right now.
Hiro dreams of venturing off to the legendary city of Válor, a centuries old labyrinthine structure that people flock to in order to make a name for themselves. On the day of his 18th birthday he is finally able to leave his sleepy little village in pursuit of his dreams. Be it alone, or with the friends he may meet along the way, Hiro aims to join The Hallowed Hero’s Hall by exploring the many secrets held within Válor’s walls.
Everything you need to know about Hiro’s Ascension can be found on the game’s page (which is assailable via the competition entry page I’m linking to) here. I spent a LOT of time making this game so I would really love if you could play it and rate the game for the contest. Higher rankings mean I am more likely to have a chance at placing, or even winning! Really, I don’t expect to win at all but the prize money and getting a game published would be amazing. If you would like to review the game on your site as well, please feel free to do so.
While I am no longer on hiatus, I am still needing to deal with disability services. My claim was rejected so now I have to go to court. No clue when that is and I still have no idea if I have a lawyer for that or not yet either… As you can imagine, this is stressful and obnoxious because I NEED money and I still haven’t found any work.
A lot of you know by now that I make about $50 a month working at my church by providing childcare. Between that and my savings, I’ve been alright for a good two years. If there is one thing I am, it is frugal and responsible when it comes to money. Most of my monthly budget is necessities, but I do occasionally purchase stuff just like anybody else. Be that going to the movies, an anime, or what have you.
Sadly, I am down to just under $200 in savings. That’s it. I’ve barely managed to cover Christmas for people but it is nowhere near the level of fun and extravagance that I usually go for. In case you didn’t know, I am an excellent gift giver, and LOVE giving gifts! So usually I go all out for birthdays and Christmas, even though nobody really does that for me. This year, not so much.
Anyway, so why am I telling you this? I want you to have an idea of where I’m at. Truthfully, I hate asking for money and for people to consider donating. I wish I didn’t need to do that. However, that’s the reality. That said, I don’t expect everyone to just give me money either.
Here’s how you can help me out. As always, you can visit my Ko-fi page and donate that way. It is easy and convenient for me. I’ll even leave my button right below for ya. Otherwise feel free to contact me (email@example.com) about a job. Things I can do include writing/proofing related tasks, survey creation and curation, promotion, etc…
Despite having a marketing degree and being able to help other folks out on that front, I’m terrible at employing these strategies for myself. At this point I’m mostly desperate and just want to figure out some way to generate any income, even if that was only an extra 10-20 bucks a month, that would be extremely helpful. I know that sounds ridiculous but that could allow me to actually break even, or even save a few dollars each month.
Other than that, I’m back and content should resume a fairly regular schedule. I may miss a day or two depending on what I find out for disability but that is still out of my hands. Going to see the doctor a few times next month again so those dates may be ones I don’t publish either. We’ll see.
Lastly, I plan to be reading your posts more so please accept my apologies for not having done so for so long. I know I’ve read a few, but it has been next to nothing. The goal is to read every other day at least so ya know.
Hope you all have been well and I’m glad to be back, though I wish circumstances were a little brighter.