I had a wonderful free night out at Healing Manor on Tuesday night. And if the food I ate is anything to go by, then the murder mystery evening we have planned there on the 16th will be amazing!
In the past, at another venue (which shall remain nameless) the hotel has always let us down, either with quality or quantity of the food, or suddenly changing rooms on us at the last minute. I have no such worries with Healing Manor. And with the cast line-up that I have for the event, it is going to be a roaring success.
As to the compared dinner party games which Healing Manor are going to start running (and were the reason we gathered for a meal), well – I’m no salesperson – that much was very evident, but it mattered little as the game concept sold itself!
Obviously I need to work on my marketing skills – but that is in hand. Magnus and I have worked out how I can make the early BNI meeting locally, starting in August, and I feel sure that I will get the support I need to really move forward with the business.
It surprises a lot of people that I have had NO business training whatsoever. After all, I originally began life as an OT (Occupational Therapist), left to have children just over 4 years ago, and set up Red Herring Games just two years ago.
Obviously, with two preschoolers still in the house, it makes attending any training exceedingly difficult, and not only that, but every free moment of every day is taken up with something, whether it’s playing snakes and ladders, killing another fictional victim, murdering a cake, or cleaning the house.
Having just worked all this out – I can tell you, that in the last fours years I’ve written 56 murder mystery games, four different books (all totally rubbish I’ve since decided and all of them need a lot of work), and about 8-9 screenplays (some good, some bad).
Someone once said if you find a job you love you’ll never work again. I think they were right. My challenge is to make this new career pay enough so I don’t have to go back to the other paid employment!