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#1063

That is productive! No break in between?

Mine was fairly unproductive - Christmas prep. and seeing friends before they went home for Christmas took over. But this week has been better, thankfully.


#1064

Congratulations!


#1065

I feel like I say this every year.

You could always write it and keep it on the back burner for posting next year?


#1066

How do you keep them separate in your mind?

Congratuations, good luck with it.


#1067

No break :smile: I’m glad your week was better :blush:


#1068

I got two cool books:

The timetables of history which gives the major points of each year in table form (it’s really great to sit and flick through)

and a Dungeon Master’s Guide for D&D which will hopefully help me up my DMing (running the game)


#1069

Impressive! I always need one or I go crazy and burn out. I guess if it’s a series it’s not so different to writing one HUGE book? Mentally, I mean. Part of the reason I need a break is to distance myself enough from one story so all my works don’t mush together.


#1070

It’s pretty much a group for authors of all genres to talk about writing and get feedback and just chat in general. The group’s on Discord so if you’re interested, I will PM the invite


#1071

Sounds good to me!


#1072

Alright cool, I will send you the invite =)


#1073

Thaddeus what i love about short stories, for me they are easy and fun to write. My ideas come briefly to me so I don’t drag out the plot and make twist. I just do simple :smile: I was afraid of the two books mushing but now not so much :blush: How is your writing been?


#1074

5th ed, I take it? Unless you’re planning on joining the ranks of us OSR-types?


#1075

I’m becoming that way too, and I think it’s the short story influence. My writing has been good this week, I started a new project that will probably be a novella and wrote the first chapter and a bit.


#1076

Yeah, 5e.


#1077

Remember - half the game is knowing when not to apply the rules!


#1078

I’m getting a good dose of that through my first party (my friends) and from a D&D group I watch online. There’s a time for saying “f*** this, it’ll be fun”


#1079

Oh yes. Sometimes the madness just happens right.


#1080

Weekly Check-In

I realise people may have been busy celebrating various holidays, but how has the writing been? (Also, did everyone have good holidays)
Any last minute things you’re trying to finish/squeeze in before the new year?

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#1081

Last night I joined a 300 word a day challenge thread on the Improve Your Writing Board.

380 words done today. :partying_face:


#1082

Writing’s been pretty slow with the holidays but I am gonna try and squeeze in finishing two chapters today if I can manage it. Gonna be pretty short chapters but oh well.