Actually, I do have a couple others.
How does your foot feel, now that it's in the door?
It's a good feeling.
Now that you're part of the writer's stable, do you feel you have more freedom for creativity, or does it feel even more restricted beyond the requirements listed for new-timer submissions?
A bit of both. On the one hand, you have parameters you have to stay within. On the other hand, you have freedom within those parameters.
For example, in Total Chaos
, I was given the task of creating the background for the Merc unit, Gannon's Cannons. I had the name of the CO (Gannon Deer), the unit name, the description of the CO and XO (for the artwork), Gannon's BattleMaster
and the unit's color scheme. I also had a list of tracks the Cannons were involved in that I had to write the introduction and postscripts for. Otherwise, I had free reign to create the XO's name and background, create Gannon's background, and the style and content for the track introductions and postscripts.
In Interstellar Players 3, we had instructions to create small Perphricy states, but not allow them to be major players, or have technology close to the Inner Sphere's. I created the New Delphi Compact, a mostly agroculture society, techonology five hundrd years behind the Inner Sphere, and a reason to stay isolated:The Delphi Curse.
So, as long as we stay inside the lines, we can color the picture any color we want.
How many ideas have you had to abandon, and do you expect to recover any in the future?
Story ideas? A couple. But sometimes, all the idea needs is more time, or a twist to the original idea. Stories are never abadon, just reworked into something new.