2020 Retrospective

Well! That was a year, wasn’t it?  Let me start as usual by looking at what I said I’d do this year in my 2019 retrospective:

  • Got Wandering Fortunes all up, but most the rest was “probably won’t do this”. I did say I was doing one page a week for my wikified novel notes but that’s become one or fewer a month. Odemon, the Pokecomic, all that is still a glacial pace.
  • My new focus, the romance/erotica, has done very well! I started SUB FIFTY FOLLOWERS?!? I started this year with under 50?????????? I… Okay, I guess… No, I started the new Twitter in August of last year, apparently it took about six months to hit 50, and then 10 months later I’m past 500! Like, I’m mostly surprised because I was saying I had traction a year ago but I didn’t even have 50 at that point I guess? And now it’s like, oh! It’s. It’s weird. More on this in a bit.
  • I did not succeed in my new year’s resolution to hold a snake.

So all in all I pretty much hit all my goals for this year, with the exception of the one that required me to interact with people to get access to a snake, because, oh yeah, THE PANDEMIC. 2020 was one big mess of a year and

and

also my best year ever.

I mean, flatly firstways, I have readers now. I have people reading what I write, and it’s enjoyable writing! I wrote like… 2 or 3 solo stories, 3 or 4 chapters of a longer story, plus numerous sections for a split-timeline series, and a bunch of microstories. This alone makes 2020 my best year ever, and everyone’s been great and supportive!

Add to it I started commissioning art of my characters related to those, some beautiful, cool, wonderful, and gourd what i’m horny for artwork! Six characters, 20 pieces of art, plus six more either fan art or gifts or raffle such. More to come, and people love the characters and I’m so happy they do.

Honestly, I’ve loved getting the art so much I’m making plans to start getting official art drawn up for the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos characters.

So anyway 2020 is also a good year for me because the job I started late last year moved to remote at home, so I’ve been working almost all year and getting to nap on a bed on my breaks. It’s weird because this is due to the pandemic, which is horrible and awful and I’d trade it for there to not be that… but, hopefully when that’s over the company I work for won’t drag us all back to the office? We’ll see.

I haven’t actually done much CCC work this year at all, but I do plan in 2021 to get going on that again. I actually have a short story I wrote and tried to get accepted in a publication, but that never went anywhere, so I might go over it with my perspective from this year and then post it. It involves an issue that doesn’t really effect me anymore, so it’s a bit weird. I’d also like to actually finish at least one CCC short story this year, it’s a bit of a weird one but it’s a story style I’d like to experiment with.

As noted, I’d like to start getting “official art” (by which I just mean, I get a piece of art of just the character I use to show them to others) of CCC characters, but I’ll probably try to finish my wiki notes before I commission those.

As for the romance/erotica, I really want to get final work started on an audio adaptation of something I wrote this month. I want to keep working on writing, though I wanna take a month off (I overworked myself the last several months of last year), and get more art. Generally I don’t have too many specific plans since I leave the next story up to votes–keep getting audio adaptations made as more proof of concepts leading to an audio-visual novel eventually.

And yes, I will get the hypno hotel story written. That should be in February.

And lastly, should the pandemic lift away, I’ll go hold a snake.