Okay so I know we’re more than a week into the New Year but I let it go by without really taking a moment to be proud of myself for my little accomplishments within the inconsequential social construct of the calendar year, so here you go. I know everyone hates these self-congratulatory posts, but as I use my blog mostly for future-me to look back on (like a public, creative, diary), I’ll share this here.
I finished writing, then edited Brew Books. This was on my list of goals for the year, so that’s pretty great. Writing a book is tough, and this one took years, but I got there.
Then, in a super exciting turn of events, I signed with Wattpad to be 1 of 20 English writers to launch the Wattpad Next program. You can see how I got picked up by Wattpad here.
I also completed NaNoWriMo this year with a hot mess of a fantasy novel that desperately needs some attention, but I’m so excited about it.
Okay, maybe accomplishment is the wrong word, but I like ticking off countries on the list, and in 2018 I ticked off 4 brand new countries. I visited Albania, Canada, Greece and Hungary for the very first time. I also visited NYC for the first time. Plus I popped down to Australia again (for the first time in 3 years!). I focused a lot more on quality and less on quantity for my travels in 2018, with bigger, more expensive trips, rather than short and cheap trips that I’ve done in the past.
I read 51 books in 2018, which was awesome! That’s the most books I’ve read in years, and it’s completely down to the fact that I actually pushed myself to read in my spare time – on my morning commute, sometimes on my lunch breaks, and before I went to bed.