A Look Back at 2018

Once again, thank you to everyone who's supported me throughout the year, especially my generous and lovely patrons! This will be the last post for 2018 from me. I hope your year is ending on a high note and that 2019 will be off to a delightful start for you all! <3

Well, 2018. You were... quite a year, weren't you? Like always, I'm not sure how we got from January to December so fast and yet here we are again. So I guess it's time to start looking back at the year, to see what I've accomplished and done.

Yearly Happenings

Well, 2018. You were... quite a year, weren't you? Like always, I'm not sure how we got from January to December so fast and yet here we are again. So I guess it's time to start looking back at the year, to see what I've accomplished and done.

I... don't have much to say about the year itself, to be honest. The biggest things I've done are that I've sold an essay and officially opened for editing and author services.

One ting I definitely want to look at very critically is this yearly round-up post. Did I catch everything you wanted to know? If not, what did I miss? I am hoooooooooopeleeeeeeeess. :/ (That said, I should probably warn you that I already have trouble tracking very broad and general statistics, so something like "a detailed breakdown of your reading this year!" is... not likely to happen.

But also wow I did quite a lot of things. That's... so much more than I expected. O_O You'd think that with all the stuff I did is why I didn't quite manage what I'd hoped with DemiPrincess2, but it actually isn't. I did a bunch of things - and this isn't everything, just the things I've completed - that I did to wind down or because my mental health was just that low. :/ Blargh. But hey! I finished effectively 1 novel, 2 novellas, 8 essays (some of them quite long and technically it's more like 14 if you count unposted ones and ones I had to rewrite from scratch), and one short story! I've got another short story and a short poem in edits too.

Also I did a ton of other stuff. I'm re-evaluating the other stuff in part because the way I handled them this year - especially the livereacts - isn't actually working for me. If it's not working for me, it's a sure sign it's not working for anyone else either. I wound up doing far less with some things than anticipated too. I only recorded a few of the short stories that I'd wanted to record. Although that's partially because my mic developed issues that took me forever to figure out. (Basically, don't put electronics next to your mic.)

And, um, yes. That is... basically been it. I think? Did I miss anything? Tell me I didn't miss anything!

Publications

  • Among the Glimmering Flowers
  • The Ice Princess's Fair Illusion

Patreon Story Perks:

Patreon Essays:

Completed Stories

  • RibbonDancer
  • The Sea Horse of Moezerdam

Completed Livereacts

Doctor Who:

Regal Academy:

Lost Song:

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:

Anne with an E:

My Only Love Song:

Steven Universe:

Record of Lodoss War OVA:

Princess Tutu:

Assorted non-TV-shows

Yearly Wordcount

Fiction: 207,281 words

Nonfiction: 76,517 words

When I started the year, I had one goal. Well, no. I had many, but when it comes to my total wordcount, I had just one. Well, technically it was two, but I'll get to that. The one goal I had this year was to cut down on the amount of nonfiction writing I was doing and try to shift to writing more fiction. I know I can get a decent wordcount in a year. I just... kind of wanted the majority of that word count to be fiction.

And oh look I succeeded fantastically. My secondary goal, however, is one I failed to make because I'm not even going to try and write that many words in a day. (I mean, I could. I've done it in the past, but I'm not too fussed.) My secondary goal was to write 300,000 words in both fiction and nonfiction. I'm a little over 15,000 words short. And that's okay because the main goal was to write fiction and whoot I did that! I'm really proud of myself. Is it where I want to be? Hell no, but it's nearer to where I want to be than last year, so let's see if I can keep up the momentum!

Odds and Ends

How about you? What's your year contained? Good things, I hope.