6 Months off work.... what to do.
So, as some people may know, my second son was born September 26, 2011. Thanks to the wonderful country I live in, and my awesome job I can take up to 6 months paternity leave @ 100% pay. Since my wife is a stay at home mom, she doesn't get any maternity leave, so plain and simple I took the spring/summer off.
Now, the big problem is, what should I do with this time. Here are my goals in the order I need to do them:
1. NESDev competition organized
2. Develop a fricken NES game
I also have a bunch of other stuff I'm also working on. I'm working on the art for Kevins Leisure Suit Larry port. And I'm still beta testing for a couple of other projects. However, all of this stuff takes a backseat to my family. At the end of the day, they are what is important to me, and I don't want to waste my six months off and not spend any time with them.
Moving on. I still owe MRN a demo cartridge that I haven't worked on in a while. However, I have been inspired recently by Rob Bryant aka ROTH. If you haven't checked out the dogcast @ http://www.slydogstudios.org...
then you are missing out. He is making a podcast 5 days a week showing his progress. It seems to be working. It has been 2 weeks and he is almost completely finished a game. This might be a strategy I'll have to try. We'll see, a 2.5 year old and a 5 month old keep me pretty busy! (I don't know how Roth does it, he has a baby as well).
Well, that's enough for now, back to the Jack & Coke.