I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Just come back from abroad, visiting elderly relatives for a couple of weeks – and now have an additional fourteen days of no-leavie-the-house-style quarantine to get through. Ah, well.

So, will it be Plan A: hard work and squeezing extra words out of the creative sponge for the next novel?

Or … Plan B: Netflix, Amazon Prime streaming, and Stellaris, and a touch of whatever else my steam account has in store for my PC (hopefully, Paradox’s Empire of Sin, soon)?

Or, perhaps, a mixed economy approach of vigorous work followed by hard play?

Whatever path I choose, the kids have forced me to be gamemaster for an RPG campaign based on the rulebook for my first book, For The Crown and the Dragon – grab a copy over at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/311019/Crown–Dragon-RPG if you too want to spend long hours devising side-plots, maps, character sheets and the like – so there will be plenty of old-style dice rolls going on.

There is no more family time. There is just time!

I’ll let you know how things work out next time, and how much work got done.

I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.
I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Stephen

I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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