Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Taking a break

After much consideration, I have decided to take a short break from this blog. Just for a month, mind you. I need to take a break, recharge, get some models painted, and think about the future direction of the blog, too.

For the next four weeks there will be minimal updates. Arta Monday will continue throughout and I have pre-written two ‘explore fantasy art’ articles which will be going up. If you come here strictly for the fantasy art you won’t even notice I’m gone!

Photo by Keira Burton on

Why a break? I have been feeling the blog slip away from me over the past couple of weeks, like I am getting articles ready at the last minute. Model painting has also slowed down so that isn’t helping either.

Rather than think about the articles I wish I had posted, I am going to take a month to rest up, paint models, and not try and write tomorrow’s article in a hurry tonight. I will still be reading and commenting on others’ blogs in that time.

You will see at least one article each week-end. I wrote 9 years ago that the blog would be updated each week-end. I haven’t missed one yet, and I’m not about to.

Normal service will resume from July 10.

13 comments on “Taking a break

  1. theimperfectmodeller
    June 12, 2021

    I can completely relate to your post and position Dave, albeit for different reasons perhaps. No harm taking a time out and recharging the batteries. Good luck on the painting and will look forward to your weekly post. 🙂

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  2. Bookstooge
    June 12, 2021

    Yep, writing burnout happens to us all, for an extremely wide variety of reasons.

    Good luck taking a break!

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  3. Stuart Danker
    June 12, 2021

    Sometimes we need a breather to come back stronger than ever, especially if it involves creativity. Wishing you all the best on your break!

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  4. John@justneedsvarnish
    June 12, 2021

    Sound pretty sensible to me and you’re the best judge of what feels right for you! Hope you enjoy the time out (and the painting)! 🙂

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  5. Kuribo
    June 13, 2021

    That sounds like a good plan to me as taking a break can often be helpful and I’m looking forward to the art spotlights as always in the meantime 🙂

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  6. Pete S/ SP
    June 13, 2021

    Nothing wrong with taking a break. Do what you have to do. We’ll enjoy seeing your post when you are doing them.



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  7. Faust
    June 13, 2021

    Relax and recharge is a sound idea. Will look forward to seeing the results when you post minis later!

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  8. Mikko
    June 13, 2021

    Know the feeling! Enjoy your break, this is all supposed to be fun rather than exhausting ❤

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