I sort of lost interest in doing quarterly newsletters and just put out haphazard ones as it appealed to me. That’s probably how it will go from now on. Last year, I met all the goals I set for myself regarding productivity and works in progress. This year, I’ve set the same word count goal (350k) just because a doable goal is better for my mental health. I’m not at a point in my life where I want to challenge myself hard on that subject.
Completed Projects: 499,022
Published Projects 2021: 751,689 (includes works written/completed in 2020)
Word Count Goal 2021: 636,444/350,000
Total Words in Progress: 1,841,689
Total Words Published: 4,142,801
With the publication of the Gra’tua series on my website, I passed over the four million mark and I have to say that was a startling moment for me. I knew it was coming, of course, because I have OCD (see above) and like to keep track of such things.
The Big Moxie 2022
Last year we launched a new writing challenge on Writing & Junk called The Big Moxie. Sign ups for the first two quarters of the challenge ended on December 31, 2021, but we’ll open signups for quarters three and four in June of this year.
I was a little worried that there wouldn’t be a lot of interest in the challenge (hello, anxiety, my old friend). It’s structured a little differently than most of the writing challenges in fandom, which I guess is my wheelhouse considering I started hosting challenges with what is now Rough Trade. But, I’m pleased to say that we got over eighty sign ups for both quarters one and two!! How exciting is that? I’m very interested to see how many cross the finish line.
The Quantum Bang
I’m working on the third draft of my QB project for this year and I’m really pleased with the novel. I find the whole bang process very interesting and rewarding. I expect to be finished by the end of the month and I’ll be ready for the beta process!
My previous projects for the QB have been very rewarding projects to write and to publish–this one is certainly no different. I’m grateful that all of you have joined me in that journey as I deeply explored fandoms and circumstances that were new to me.
The thing is that the QB inspires me to do things differently and to try new things which I think is what makes the challenge so attractive. I can write a novel easily but to write something that is elevated and worthy (to me) of a big bang is a different kind of challenge. I like that.
Works Published in 2021 on My Site
- The Eye of the Tiger
- The Silver Fox Era
- House of Wolves
- Everyday Kind of Love
- Bi, Theoretically
- A Good Day
- Heart of a Lion
- The Absence of War
- Gra’tua – series
- Love Wide Open
- Under the Stars
- The Shape of You
- Heart & Soul – series
- Requiem – series
- Pinch Hitter
- The Wish Your Heart Makes
- The Vanguard – series
- The Eternal Knight – series
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