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.
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.