Yeah… There was vacation, then the step-son for a week, then a crazy week of spring-cleaning… That was pretty much the last month. Hmm…that’s only three weeks though. Well, I am sure I wasted a week or two in there somewhere. But, wow, I can’t believe it has been over a month since my last post.
My dissertation is still in process. *big sigh* I’ll get there “soon.” I absolutely have to finish it by the end of this month though (I haven’t said that in a previous month already, did I?). I really want to finish it now, though, because in addition to this whole “becoming an author” thing, I have decided on my next avenue of research and would really like to get started with that as soon as possible. And, of course, the longer it takes to finish the diss, the longer all those other plans get postponed. This means, for instance, I have made no progress on that novel I decided to write.
Okay, full disclosure here…I’ve been playing a video game. I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but my name changed to Verity. This is because I have started a blog for her and unfortunately, the name that shows up as author of my threads has to be the same across all of my WordPress blogs. (If I am missing something and this isn’t true, please let me know. Thanks!)
Verity is a character in The Secret World, which came out just over a week ago and is AWESOME! It is an MMO, which basically means that I am playing this game with a bunch of other people all around the world. One of the things I like to do when I play MMOs is roleplay. I like to inhabit my character and live out her life in-game. The Secret World is cool, because instead of being a fantasy-based game, it takes place in an alternate version of our real world, which means that using social media, like blogs and Facebook, is totally acceptable. The blog I keep for her is “in-character,” which means it is written as though she were real and experiencing the things she is in-game. (I know some of you already know these terms, but for those of you who do not…)
For awhile now I have wanted to write a post about roleplaying. This is not that post. But, I wonder sometimes if the roleplaying saps creative juices that I should be funneling into writing my novel (let alone finishing my dissertation).
Anyway, if anyone has wondered, that is why my name is now Verity and my new blog may seem a little strange.