As always, I consider September to be the start of a new year, not January. But who would read a new year post in September?
I kind of can’t believe that I’ve been doing this for long enough to have another new year post to look back on, but I do and it’s weird.
So, how have I done in terms of achieving my 2016 goals?
This was a big one for me last year. I had failed one of my first semester modules and I was heading into an anxiety spiral, which I kind of doubted I would return from.
However, thanks to beta-blockers and some good, old-fashioned determination, I graduated in the summer with a 2:1 in urban planning.
Starting a Master’s Degree
My graduation brought with it the opportunity to continue my studies, allowing me to move closer to my goal of studying autism from a sociological standpoint. Though, as the cold months of living with my parents and subsisting on nothing but my student loan and royalty cheques go by, I more and more regret giving up the salary I might have gained from the world of full-time employment.
Grow my YouTube Channel
Well, technically I’ve YouTubed this year… And I seem to have hit a sweet spot where YouTube suggests my videos to people without me giving it too much new content.
Publishing the Next Four Freya Snow Books
If 2015 was the year of me learning how to publish, 2016 was the year of me learning how to sustain a series. I did, indeed, write the next four Freya Snow books, as well as going back to clean-up the first one, and writing the prequel novella. 2017 will be the year of expansion, I think…
Starting Two New Writing Projects
Well, I did start them, but 2017 will be the year that Lady Ruth and The Aspects make their appearances.
So, What’s to Come in 2017?
Good question. As I said before, 2017 is going to be the year of expansion. Academically, I don’t have any big goals, since I’m doing my Master’s over two years, so all of the focus will be on my writing and my other internet stuff.
Sustain my YouTube Channel and Writing Autistic
Yep. More YouTubing for me. Over the past year, I’ve moved all of my social media focus to Tumblr, this blog, and YouTube, all of which I want to keep going steady throughout the year.
Maintaining This Publishing Schedule:
Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Clockwork Suitor
Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Parisian Thief
Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the American Escapade
Freya Snow Book Six: Enhanced
Freya Snow Book Seven: Reaper
Drowned: A Snowverse Novel
Freya Snow Book Eight: Trident
The Almosts: A Snowverse Novella
The Damned: A Snowverse Novella
The Redeemed: A Snowverse Novella
The Royal Cleaner: A Snowverse Novel
Freya Snow Book Nine: Kingsguard
The Aspects: Book One
The Aspects: Book Two
The Aspects: Book Three
I’d say that this is impossible, but I’ve already written about two-thirds of it, so I’m pretty confident.
What you might notice is that The Phoenix Saga is missing. That’s because I am not confident in my ability to finish any of those books by the end of this year, and they’re so long and take so much finesse to write that I don’t want to rush them and ruin them. I will be working on The Phoenix Saga throughout the year, but I won’t give any solid release date details until I at least have the first draft of the first book ready.
For now, here’s to hoping that 2017 will be better than
this dumpster fire 2016.