I’ve been reading a lot of LitRPG books lately. I wasn’t sure I was going to like the genre at first, but so far I’m finding myself getting really into them. So much in fact that I’ve decided that the next book I write is in this genre.
I started a tabletop RPG in 2012. I worked on it for a few years, on and off, before deciding it wasn’t what I wanted to do. When I began work on my LitRPG title, I dug the old notes out to use as the skeleton rules for my novel. I’ve had to change a few things, like switching to a leveling system like a video game (D&D style), but overall, it’s flowing smoothly.
As I’m trying to up my productivity, I might even try to have it out by the end of this month. I realize that I think this way a lot with my projects, and they don’t come out for months later (the editing/revision phase drags on for a long time), and that is something about myself that I’m working on.
On a similar note, yesterday (Easter) I and my family went to see Ready Player One. I thought it was a fantastic movie, and I admit I haven’t been looking at any of the reviews. My oldest son has read the book and said the movie only loosely followed it, so I’m glad I haven’t read it yet. Stephen Spielberg movies have always frustrated me in this regard (Disney, too). And of course, all of the unforgivable movie adaptations of I am Legend.
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