17 Sep

The Plural of Hiatus

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My constant internal conflict with writing is that time spent promoting isn’t time spent writing. But you need both of them to be successful. I’ve had a successful run over the past few years writing Dungeons & Dragons material for D&D Insider. Any given morning during that time, when faced with the choice of writing an article for D&D Insider or writing a blog post, the decision was not a difficult one.

So, if things are going well, I cut blogging from the to-do list first. The only other time I show up is when I want to procrastinate and the laundry’s already done and the lawn’s already mowed. At that point, the hell with it, I’ll blog. But self-promotion is an important part of writing. I hear it all the time and, frankly, I tell other people those same words all the time. It’s not that I want to be famous or anything (far from it). I just want you to remember my name just so you’ll do a double take when you hopefully stumble across it on other products or when looking for Dungeons & Dragons 4E or Pathfinder material at DriveThruRPG.com or Paizo.com. (Behold, my self-promotion, by the way.)

I’ve been away from the blog for a while now. No, I wasn’t in mourning for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying despite the fact that I went dark after my post about it. (Although I still lament its passing with a heavy heart.) I’ve been busy hammering away on Dungeons & Dragons content (and some other things, too). But, mostly, I shoved the blog so far down on the to-do list it was never going to climb back to the top unlessI made the time to drag it  back up. So here we are.

Levistus, Approximation
Levistus, selfie with terrible Instagram filter.

Tomorrow: my thoughts on the hiatus of Dungeon and Dragon and likely some sentimental muck about how much of a part of D&D they are to me, regardless of edition.

In the meantime, current D&D Insider subscribers can check out my latest article, Codex of Betrayal: Levistus in Dragon 427. My love of villainy continues. Expect to see some supplemental content here on the blog because, generally, I’m happy to do a little extra when it comes to my bad guys. Just like with Fraz-Urb’luu or Blibdoolpoolp, Levistus needs more room for his dark, devious ways.

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