I am royally sucking at getting things done right now and I choose to blame it on Christmas and New Years stress. Granted, I finished my shopping last week and haven’t even gotten a work shift in a while to add any stress or work, for some reason I’m completely exhausted and can’t get myself to get any of the multitudes of projects I should be doing done.
But an update of sorts first. It’s close to the end of the year and I don’t think I’m going to get much else done this year, so might as well do the wrap up now so that I can recover from the year and be fresh for the new year. Yes, I know it’s early and there’s still Christmas and New Years left, but dammit, I’m tired.
So let’s start this little recap with the resolutions from the beginning of the year. There were only seven and in the end only one remains standing. After sending out 23 manuscripts, all of them have as of yet failed to actually be published as of yet. However, there is hope, which I will get to in a bit.
What have I done in the past year? I’ve graduated from university with my Bachelors. I’ve found that I can keep learning about my indented area of interest without going to school and I don’t really care that much about the masters as I do about understanding storytelling in all it’s many weird forms.
I’ve worked two jobs consistently. I’ve met several people in the industry who give me hope that it’s not completely hopeless to find a good job that I will enjoy if I keep at it.
I’ve tried very hard to get published and, despite failing, been persistent and haven’t given up hope. I’ve written several new stories to add to my repertoire. I’ve completed Raven Project’s first draft, which I have been trying to do since my first year of University. I’ve written another novel which looks to be the start of a series, which I would very much like to pursue and does not tie into Wipe.
I’ve revamped my site and gotten up the start of a project tracker. I’ve also started on a comic video review series and I’m having quite a bit of fun with that.
I’ve also met PaperBox Books, who is interested in publishing me so long as I can learn to take a full edit. In dealing with them, I’ve learned that my ego needs to toughen the heck up because I really should be done with that edit by now.
I’ll talk about the new year and my hopes for that in the actual new year, but in the mean time I’m going to get hot chocolate and I’m going to ride the rest of the year out as best I can. Also, comic reviews next week. Because there’s still a week of comics left in the year.