Well, first I’d like to say: Hello. I’ve been browsing the forums for a few days, and I decided to sign up because I’d like to be an um, active member of the community because it seems like a nice place and all… I’ve been reading CoG’s games for YEARS now (my first being “Popcorn, Soda … Murder?”) and I would actually like to make a game of my own. And now we come to the second thing I want to say. Or, ask, I guess.
Is it reasonable of me to want to make my own game? Am I being too much of a “dreamer”? I’m sixteen, and I’ve been writing all of my life. My biggest dream is, possibly, to be an author. (And, to clarify a bit, I’ve actually started on my story / game, and have gotten a little used to the coding part, so I’m mostly referring to the writing / publishing part of things. :-p) And is it realistic of me to want to make money off of what I love?
If anyone has any encouragement, answers to my questions, or thoughts on the subject, I’d be really happy. I’d also love to hear from authors, and see what they think. c: Oh, also, I wasn’t exactly sure which category to put this in, but I think I did alright… If you think otherwise, please correct me.