Friday, April 06, 2012

Red Dead and Harvest

I've done too much mindless stuff on my break, or maybe just enough. I've played a lot of my video game, Red Dead Redemption, and actually completed it. The ending was rather bittersweet but I suspect it had to end the way it did. It was memorable at least. I almost immediately started over again from the beginning and this time I'll do all the challenges and side missions I skipped last time. Lana is helping me. I've already found three treasures I wouldn't have found without her.

I finished some school work but didn't do any writing. I tried one day and quit after about a half hour of spinning my wheels. The emotional energy required for writing is considerable, and I'm not to the point of being able to, or perhaps needing to commit it.

Harvest of War is still free, and will be for two more days. The icon below will take you there if you haven't gotten your copy. It's been downloaded 365 times as of now. I hope that's a good sign. It's garnered very good reviews so far, including a great one over at James Reasoner's blog. Thanks James. I'm glad people are enjoying it.


Well, that's about it. I think I'm gonna try and get out and enjoy some sun today. Happy Easter Weekend to those who celebrate.
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22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good news on your book! Sometimes we just need mindless time with a video game. And seems so many now have those side adventures so you can go back and play it again.

Tom Doolan said...

I agree. Mindless time can be good for you. You'll get back into the swing of things soon enough. Take care!

Btw, I think it's awesome that Lana helps you out with the video games. My wife does that too. :)

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Nothing wrong with enjoying some down time.

Deka Black said...

Mindless time is needed to write and a lot of stuff. is like to prepare the fields to work on whatever tou farm ;)

Liane Spicer said...

Happy Easter to you and Lana too, Charles.

I downloaded but haven't yet read Harvest. Too many assignments, but I'll be getting back to it during my upcoming break.

Erik Donald France said...

Cool, Charles. Happy Easter back to you & Lana, Good Friday and the whole shillelagh ~!

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, yeah, Red Dead is good for that for sure.

Tom, guess we got two good uns. ;)

Bernard, you're right, you're right.

Deka, gotta have it some times for sure.

Charles Gramlich said...

Liane, thanks, hope you enjoy.

Erik, same to you, man

Ty Johnston said...

I keep meaning to play Red Dead Redemption. I'm a big GTA and spaghetti western fan. But I've been trying to stay away from video games as much as possible because I become too embroiled within them for days or weeks on end.

Hope you get back in the mood to write soon, Charles, and that good news keeps coming your guys' way.

Happy Easter!

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, Red Dead Redemption is definitely one you want to play and play. I've played so much the past week my trigger finger hurts.

Travis Cody said...

Just keep decompressing. Take that time for yourself and for Lana.

You'll get the writing mojo back.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I'm going to check out Red Dead Redemption. I used to be a sucker for video games, now I have graduated to word games like Literati. Chess is always there. Happy Easter to Lana and you!

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Cody, I hope so.

Prashant, chess was a love of my younger days, and still is, but I don't play enough to give it the honor it deserves.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Lana is the treasure. Happy Easter to you both.

Ron Scheer said...

That distant echo is the sound of cheering from the Coachella Valley. Keep on keepin' on.

Drizel said...

Happy Easter. Gonna try and download it, if my connection allows it. Have a great day. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, she is for sure.

Ron, cool!

Drizel, that would be cool. It's free on Amazon uk as well.

David Cranmer said...

Harvest of War is on my Fire Kindle, Charles.

And Happy Easter weekend to you and Lana.

Richard R. said...

Charles, I'd hoped - have been hoping for a while, that HARVEST would be published in trade or MM paperback. Does it look like there's any chance? I'm not a Kindle or other e-reader guy and would like to read this the old fashioned way.

jodi said...

Charles, sometimes you just have to reboot your head. Of course, we women can always spot the treasures! Let your brain rest, Charles-you've been very taxed lately.

laughingwolf said...

good to hear lana's helping out

i don't do games, but thx for the info

one time thought of trying my hand at creation of some, but found i lack sufficient code knowledge

hope the bunny hopped your way with lotsa goodies :)

Charles Gramlich said...

David Cranmer, thanks, man.

Richard R., not as a stand alone since it's just a short story. But I may eventually put it in a collection.

Jodi, it takes a lot out of you to deal with health issues, for sure.

Laughingwolf, I've had ideas for games myself but, like you, no knowledge of the ins and outs of how to do it.