Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday morning coffee

Art by  Brian Lee
You can learn more about Brian: HERE
Monday morning and my first deadlines are looming largely on the horizon.

For the first release, I am putting out a role-playing game adventure module.  It is long standing tradition, that such works contain art relevant to the adventure within.  This is useful as a visual aid for the game master as he or she narrates and adjudicates the game.

I am well and truly blessed to be working with gifted visual artists.  With all things artistic it can be difficult to make production of original pieces adhere to a schedule.

This is where I find myself this morning.  I am eagerly awaiting art from several people.  This is not a bad thing.  You may have noticed I used the word "eagerly" in my description.  I do so, because I have been enjoying the images produced. I confess to being impressed by what the artists have done.

So now it is Monday and usually I have art coming in on the weekends.  I am almost ready to confess myself as being spoiled. Getting new art in brings a feeling akin to opening a new comic book, or seeing the first trailer for a movie you are anxiously awaiting to see.  

I imagine that some of you are cringing and thinking, 'oh no! things are running late!'.  Let me assure you that is not the case.  I specifically built in extra time to iron out any rough points on art or writing.  I didn't want to find myself in a position where I was moving release dates.  I know I have always dreaded such news and I do NOT want to put that feeling on all of you who are awaiting our releases.

Monday morning, and I'm having coffee.  I took the weekend off.  I spent more time playing with the kids and watching movies with my wife.  I thought I needed a break and a moment to recharge.  It was a good idea.  I'm ready to leap back into the thick of it this week.  I expect to do a good deal of writing tonight and throughout the week.   I look forward to getting art in and to producing more write ups.  It is going to be great fun.

Don't let the beginning of the week bring you down.  I would like to suggest you not inhibit yourself by thinking such thoughts as "Oh no!  Monday is here. I can't wait until Friday!".  Don't do that to yourself.

Take the day in hand.  It is your time and your life.  Make the most of today whether it be a Monday workday, or a Saturday on vacation.  Take the day and make it your own.  Have a cup of coffee and a bite of breakfast. Enjoy the taste of both and take that little bit of joy with you throughout your day.

Thank you, dear reader, for joining me for coffee this morning, and accompanying me on my adventure.  

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