As predicted, this has been a year of all sorts of personal life disruptive changes. However, it hasn’t been without its successes.
This year I
-am pleased to see Persinette‘s received a great collection of ratings and reviews at Goodreads for such a niche book.
-wrote two short stories, one dark and one light, while trying out various methods of writing/typing on my tablet when I had no computer access. I wrote both of them with anthology submissions as prompts, but even though I completely was not expecting anything out of it, they were both short-listed. o.o
-got a new laptop after months of our trying to fix the old one. The old one I landed up turning into an internet-less, mostly program-less writing machine, aka The Glorified Typewriter.
-started a new novel project, which is still continuing. Alas, I’d hoped to have it done by now, but I’ve been making better progress on it than I did with Queen, my last longer-fiction project. It took me about four years to write 44k on Queen, but I’ve managed to write 40k on this novel. However, I’m going to have to rewrite a lot of that, since one of the main characters wasn’t working.
-wrote a prequel story to my novel project, then rewrote it based on one reader’s feedback and will rewrite it again based on another reader’s feedback. I don’t mind though (much), because each time I work on it I learn more about the main character who was giving me troubles and I learn more about plotting short stories that are attached to other stories–which I’ve so far been unsuccessful at.
-received more support at my Patreon towards covering web-hosting costs for my translations.
-put my Bibliography back up, since I have something to actually fill it with now, haha. 😄
And last but not least, the light short story, “What She Saw by Lantern Light,” was published in the anthology I wrote it for, Frozen Fairy Tales.