ISSUE #18 

A Thirst

Here you'll find all the contents that were in issue #18 of the Rahaman Reader

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you've all had a great week!


Here are some new and exciting stuff on Rahaman Writing:


- An ominous Quenya poem about doom

- A passionate French poem regarding southern adventures

Page 6 of The Baron's Journal, the 1st one with graphic content, is live

- Added a section for interviews/reviews

- Added a photography section

There are days when I wake up with a desire to get things done.

More so than usual, I mean.

But when my nocturnal ass tends to stay up until 5am, it can be difficult to make as much progress as I want the following day...

Keep in mind that I make all my own deadlines, so failing to meet them makes me feel like I'm betraying myself, even if there is no actual consequence for my tardiness.

Every once in a while, when I feel like this, I pause and reflect on things I've done recently.

"I've done nothing wrong, in this regard. In fact, I've done well!"

I need to sometimes even say it aloud.

Because, even though my friends support me, I sometimes don't support myself.

Which is simply not fair.

And I've noticed that I'm not the only one that does this to myself.


The Baron of Beholder's Writing Tip #7:


Relax and don't be so hard on yourself! Even if you've only written one page, one sentence, or even a single word; that is STILL PROGRESS!


A thirst for work and the desire to complete it are wonderful feelings that you can use to help you get to the finish line of your current project, but don't expect too much from yourself.

Take breaks.

Get sleep.

Enjoy some coffee!


Rome was not built in a day, and neither are stories.

A gradual pace is more important than great leaps forward.

Athos finds himself plagued with similar feelings in this week's installment for Of the Sky, Of the Sea, and Of the Stones.

He wakes up thirsty for knowledge, but is impeded by the Bitterwind's first mate, though for good reason.

Find out why by checking out this week's Chapter segment!

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