The last of my summary posts before getting back into the actual swing of things, be them hobbying, reading or writing.
This one recaps my writing over the past few months – while I have been rather evasive and MIA on a lot of fronts with the blog, my writing has been going rather well. Since I started writing again in mid-2022 I have written 240,000 words on various fiction projects.
Including, two published novellas; Wicked Games and Surviving Hell. A weekly serial I’ve been publishing on Wattpad and another 50k novel that’s currently going through editing; There’s an Orc in my Court.
I don’t know what the future holds for writing. I adore doing it, but it’s very time-consuming. I feel like all other aspects of my blog/hobbying have all but come grinding to a stop because of it. It’s more like a job/profession in itself and that’s without the added uncertainties and pressures of updating social medias, advertising, book covers and what not. It’s a big business. And like everything else I am happy keeping things small. I think there’s a certain amount of fear that comes along with writing and publishing; not in the critique sense, but more… what if this becomes bigger than I am ready for it to be?
But, at the same time I am enjoying the storytelling and am damned proud of myself for having finished some stories; something I believed for a long time I was incapable of.
So, I’m not going to set anything in stone when it comes to publishing goals or schedules. I just want to keep telling stories, writing what and where I can and, hopefully, getting a decent number of words down in some sort of order that makes sense. I don’t feel right pushing it, but just sharing in my triumphs as and when I can! Ideally, it’d be nice to finish the two stories I have started and push forward with another idea that I’ve been sitting on for far too long; I have a front cover ordered for this one, so when it’s finished I shall share it with you~
So, overall, the goals for 2023 are
- Get back into Hobbying/Warhammer
- Read 50 books
- Write as/when I can & publish something when it’s presentable.
Have you made any goals for 2023 yet? Have you achieved any of them!?