This feels like it’s become a thing of mine–announcing I’m coming back, coming back for a couple weeks, and then leaving again. It’s not that I don’t want to keep all of you updated. It’s that, like for all of us, 2020 has been one hell of a year. On top of that, having an ADD brain makes these types of things a little more chaotic.
So, as the last month of the year, I’m looking ahead into 2021 and hoping it’ll be a better year. I’m hoping I’ll be able to come on here and write more frequently. But I do have to be realistic. Posting on here on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever schedule probably won’t be possible for me on the long term. Especially considering I’m having a baby this spring 🙂
Yes, that means changes will have to be made, but not just because of this pregnancy. 2020 has been a hell-ride due to Corona and things will remain rough into 2021. I’ve been mourning friendships after neglect and disingenuousness. Social distancing has been a big thing offline, but now I’m also doing it online due to said hardships. I’ve left Twitter (considering deleting completely) and one of my 2 writing groups.
So what will I be focusing in next year?
- working on existing WIPs, namely SALANDRINE and BLOOD MAIDEN.
- picking my duties back up at WWC.
Things I’ll leave on the backburner
- new novel-length WIPs.
- scheduled blog series.
Aside from setting my priorities, I believe some of these experiences will influence my writing. Obviously, having my mom-side awakened will help me develop family dynamics and portrayals better in my fiction. Often I forgot them and kept them sidelined or small. Thing is, I want my characters to be better connected than that. It will remain a thing that not all characters will be as involved with their (bio) family but I want there to be families as crowd characters. I want there to be a wider variety of ages.
I’m also considering adding complex friendship dynamics to my brand. Trauma, abusive, and toxic relationships (platonic, romantic, familiar, any kind) have already been a part of several of my WIPs, but I want to expand that and let my own experiences in this inform this as well. I need the catharsis and I believe friendship dynamics are sort of neglected in fiction while they play such vast and important roles in our lives.
Anyways, that’s all for now. If you’re still here reading my posts after all this time, I just want to thank you. I appreciate it, and hope you have a decent end of 2020!