Choose What Project I Finish Next.

Here’s your chance to vote on which of my projects I finish next. Any response on my blog, Facebook, or via e-mail will count. Here are the projects I’ve started and are sitting in limbo:

01. Hanger 22 (my Text Adventure/Interactive Fiction game)
02. My book of Commodore 64 game reviews. Non-Fiction.
03. My book about lapband surgery. Non-Fiction.
04. My book about producing music. Fiction/Non-Fiction.
05. My “hacker story” book. Fiction.
06. ?

I did not list “work on the Podcast” or “update my websites” because I intend to do those things regardless of what big project I decide to tackle.

Each of the projects listed above have pros and cons associated with them. For example:

01. Hanger 22 (my Text Adventure/Interactive Fiction game)
Pro: I could finish this in two weeks. Con: Very limited audience, and not a great game.

02. My book of Commodore 64 game reviews. Non-Fiction.
Pro: I would enjoy writing it. Con: Limited audience, free giveaway.

03. My book about lapband surgery. Non-Fiction.
Pro: Interesting/unique point of view. Con: No real ending to the story yet.

04. My book about producing music. Fiction/Non-Fiction.
Pro: Funny. Con: Barely started.

05. My “hacker story” book. Fiction.
Pro: ? Con: First real work of fiction, may not be good, barely above barely started.

I need to pick one of these projects, finish it, and move on to the next one. Cast your vote this weekend. By Monday evening, based on your votes, I’m going to pick which project to finish and dive into it.

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19 comments to Choose What Project I Finish Next.

  • Brent

    I would go with the one on lapband.

  • You have some good choices here Rob. I can’t pick just one, but I will put my Top 3 which are #2 book of Commodore 64 game reviews, #5 your hacker story and #1 Hanger 22 text adventure game.

    What platform will your Text Adventure be programmed for? Commodore 64 maybe? :)

  • Nancy

    I vote for the book about music publishing. I could use a good laugh.

  • By its nature a book about an ongoing thing can’t be finished, so I’d set that one aside except to take occasional notes for yourself. Obviously you want something with, if not an end, a long arc.

    Of the others, thinking of “could say this project is done”, I’d say a solid first draft of the hacker story book would be best.

  • I still want to see the band/music production story in full. You’ve mentioned some little chunks of this in the past, and it’s always been good funny stuff. Plus it propels you into a non-computer-centric area (both of your previous books have been computer/game related) and could help find a new audience for your older material.

    Geez, I sound like an agent.

  • mike warma

    I go with text adventure. I want it. I want it! IWANTITIWANTITIWANTITIWANTITIWANTITIWANTIT!

  • lethargic

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  • mike warma

    since we are typing stuff in and awaiting to see what happens next, this is already like a text adventure. so you are already off to a good start on finishing it!

  • Steve Davis

    Shouldn’t the lapband story be finished posthumously? I vote for the Hacker fiction cause it’s in last place in terms of completeness.

  • I go for 02. My book of Commodore 64 game reviews. Non-Fiction

    C64 4EVER! :-)

  • Felix

    I’m going with hacker fiction. I’d like to read a fiction story from you.

  • Mom

    Pick the one that sounds like the most fun. You’ll be more likely to finish it toot-sweet. :-)

  • bigdaddychester

    I vote the hacker fiction. Maybe a Ninja who’s a hacker……or maybe a dirty pirate that’s a hacker….hmmm

  • Dean

    Lapband…
    it could change lives…..
    writing about commodore 64 stuff isnt going to make you someones hero.

  • sue

    The music one – the story itself is unfinished because you still own the equipment and it’s gathering dust. Writing the book will force you to live the ending of the book, one way or the other, either by selling the equipment or pursuing your dream (hint: don’t sell the equipment, use it). : )

  • Daniel Bokemper

    04, if it utilizes a style similar to Commadork.

  • Text adventure, text adventure, TEXT ADVENTURE!

  • Kevin Moon

    The one that interests me the most personally is #2, the C64 game review book.