It's pretty well established that I identify myself as a writer. It's who I am, it's what I do.
It's also pretty well established that I love video games. As a storytelling medium, as a hobby, as something to distract myself from problems - I think they're wonderful. I've been a gamer since I was four years old. (No, really. My first game was Pong.)
Not too long ago, someone on my Twitter feed happened to share the news that an outfit known as Indie Game Magazine was looking for new writers. And I thought, maybe combining my love of games with my obsession for writing would be a good idea. Maybe. Worth a shot.
Well, cut to the chase several weeks later and I'm a member of the staff. Seriously, I have my own IGM email address and everything. I've never had a position where I had my own custom email. Mostly I contribute to the mobile site, although sometimes I'm on the main site too. We do game reviews, interview developers, talk about industry news. If it's got something to do with independent video games, we're interested.
Also, everyone is really nice. I feel like I've bet on the winning horse at last.
I do need my readers' help, though. For one thing, if you are or know any indie game developers, please point them in our direction! Also, if you're interested in gaming, please be sure to check out the website and read our articles. We've also got a YouTube channel and we're in need of subscribers - the sooner we get more subscribers, the sooner we can start producing original contents. (I can neither confirm nor deny that I will have my own show.) We even have a store now. And be sure to tell any gaming friends that we are awesome and they need to read our stuff.
So come hang out with these talented people - and me! We're having a lot of fun.