I’m definitely in for this LD.
If I remember correctly, I sat the last one (December 2012) out, but I’m ready this time.
I went through a time where I was emotionally exhausted. I couldn’t get myself to work. But…
Well, now I’m ready again. I took some time to rest. The thing that has me ready again, though…
My family has been going through tough times and needs me to have an income to support the household. I have yet to actually make any money, but I’m motivated again. It forced me to find the will to work again.
I’m not going to talk about what I’m doing at the moment (I usually do, but not this time), but I will say that I’m in for Ludum Dare this month.
I’m excited about this again. I’m excited about game development again. It’s hard to explain. I want to do this again.
I’ve been passionate about games for a long time, and I’m ready to get back into making them. Not only is it my (self-employed) job, but it’s my craft, my trade, my profession, my freakin’ passion in life.
Trying again, and again, and again. We can only succeed if we keep trying and never give up. I guess this is a weird place to say that, but it’s something I want to communicate. It’s easy for some of us (myself included) to lose hope and feel like there is no way to accomplish our goals. To succeed, we must believe that there is hope.
I’m starting to ramble a bit here, and I apologize for that.
That said, good luck to everyone who is entering Ludum Dare this month. I think we could all use some now and then.