Image of 3 virtual potholders for SL

The Arcade is coming, and I’m considering a career change!

It’s been a long, hard winter, but it’s giving way to spring! (Pay no attention to the winter storm behind the curtain.)

The next round of The Arcade in Second Life is coming, and I’m going to be in it again, with a set I’m calling “Warm Home.” Because even though spring is coming, where I live, in Michigan, the next few weeks are going to be wet and windy. It’s the kind of weather that chills you to the bone, and makes a Warm Home a haven.

If you’d like to see, I have sneak peeks up on Flickr. The potholders that are the Featured Image for this post are also from the set.

Making the 11 objects for this round, most of which are interactive in some way, pretty much sucked up every minute of my time for the last six weeks or so.

But now that it’s over, I’m looking ahead to other things I would like to do.

To begin with, I’m going to get some more things up over on my store at Zazzle. Today, I put Cat Dancing there!

Cat Dancing Poster
Cat Dancing Poster by RobinWoodEnt
View Robin wood Posters online at zazzle

Not to mention working on this blog more.

I’m thinking of changing my career, here in my sixty-second year of life, and becoming a writer.

I’ve written for many years. I have a couple of non-fiction books in print, and I’ve worked as an editor and tech-editor on several software books. I’ve even written for a software manual! Not to mention a bunch of articles in gaming magazines, decades ago.

But I’m talking now about writing fiction. I started late last week, and I’ve already gotten a 2500 word short story done, and I’m writing one 300 word exercise piece a day. The thing is, I’m not sure how to get them out there.

Would you like me to post them here, on my blog?

Let me know in the comments. (If I don’t hear from anyone except spammers, I’ll assume no one actually reads this blog, and I won’t bother. So if you are reading this, and you want to see more, please do comment!)

6 thoughts on “The Arcade is coming, and I’m considering a career change!”

    1. I thought of that, but I was kind of hoping to have a bit of a following first. I mean, I wouldn’t expect people who have no idea what my fiction is like to pay for it sight-unseen.

      But no one seems interested in reading it here, so I’m not sure what to do. Perhaps put a short story on Amazon or Smashwords, or something.

      I’ll figure something out.

  1. Personally, Robin, I love your work in Second Life, so I’d really love to see some of your craftsmanship in Real Life, so if you posted some of your writing here, I would definitely read them! Thank you for so many wonderful things in Second Life, and it’s time we as an SL-community repay you the favor!

    1. Thanks so much, Dan! I really appreciate your kind words. 😀

      Okay, you got it. I’ve been doing some little 300 word pieces as exercises. I’ll start posting some of them here tomorrow.

      I’ve also been giving it more thought, and I think I will put up a Patreon page, as well. I’ll post here when I do.

      Thanks again!


  2. I would be happy to see your stories. I just found this blog after wandering ’round the web for a bit revisiting “old friends”. I’m glad to see you’re still up & about.

    I will check back for the next one – I loved the first two I just read.

    1. Thanks! I’m so glad you liked them.

      I’m planning to post stories every other Saturday, and leave them up for a month before moving them to Kindle and other places where you can purchase them. 😀

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