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I could not have imagined this life for me

I got a ping today that began with "What does your schedule look like right now?" and ended with "Ok, I will see you very soon at the office." The intervening conversation basically amounted to "Can you drop everything RIGHT NOW and start a short term gig writing for us?" I looked at my schedule and, yes, I could. It won't be easy with the Apex novella, trying to get my house in order to sell and doing the final edits on a short story for the Dark Futures anthology submission. Oh, and slush from Apex and TEoP.

This interview/conversation with Marti had started weeks ago when she asked for writing samples. I had sent her stuff from Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic and my Permuted Press zombie short story A Bite to Remember. And then she could not immediately hire me due to budget.

That changed. Thus, this morning's IM conversation that also included a short phone interview with Dave Noonan.


"Hi. Is Jennifer Brozek there? This is Dave Noonan."

"This is she. Hello Dave. I recognize your name but I don't know why?"

"Oh, probably because I wrote some D&D stuff."

"That would explain it."


So, now I am about to be contracted to work at NCsoft (Guild Wars) on their newest MMORPG Aion. I've read through the lore on the wiki and it looks pretty darned good. I'm going to enjoy being a pinch hitter writer for this new product. All we have to do now is wait for the contracts and such to go through HR and I'm in like Flynn.

In the meantime, I'm going to ramp up this editing on this Apex novella.

Comments

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jesshartley
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
CONGRATS!
So envious, but so pleased for you!!!
uncledark
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Damn. Good for you!
highway_west
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Congrats!
labyrinthman
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
W00t! Looking forward to seeing the content.
bluewingedcat
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Wait, what? Aion?

*Squee!*
bluewingedcat
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
To be super clear, there have been several MMOs over the last 5 years that people claimed would kill WoW. *This* is the only one that I've seen so far that has the potential to actually do it.

Grats on the motherlode!
anaka
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
See you at the office tomorrow, then. :)
jennifer_brozek
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Not tomorrow. Still waiting on some HR stuff/contract. Probably Wednesday or Thursday. But, way cool. I didn't know you worked there. :)
anaka
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Well, whenever you make it in. :) Yeah, I'm one of a number of contractors here.
cuddlycthulhu
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Woot!
creedmore
Jul. 21st, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Congrats!
I've known some folk who've worked as writers in the MMORPG industry, and they seemed to really enjoy the job.

~ C
kmarkhoover
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! That is GREAT news. I'm very happy for you!
deirdremoon
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
You're working with Dave Noonan? Very cool!

You might also remember his name because he was in a few different Castro St. LARP groups. That's where I know him from... although I knew he was a very good actor, I didn't realize he'd been a gaming writer too. :)
ivan23
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's too cool! Most awesome news for a most awesome lady.
eyezofwolf
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you! That is wonderful news and I can see why you couldn't turn it down.
alypius754
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! NCSoft is great, they wrote City of Heroes/Villains, one of my favorite games (though I no longer play it) and I knew a few of the GMs/writers. You should have a great time there! :D
jongibbs
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :)
xjenavivex
Jul. 21st, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
This is super fabulous!
aaangyl
Jul. 21st, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I've heard of him too, he doesdid a podcast I listen to in order to try to understand the D&D stuff Hans talks about :)

Edited at 2009-07-21 08:59 pm (UTC)
celedraug
Jul. 21st, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
"hip yeah!"

Congratulations!
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