Author Journey (January 4, 2021)

The Otaku Author Journey January 4 2021

Well, I did it! I took another week off and am feeling refreshed and ready to go again. I’ve also realised that I need to make it a challenge to keep me going, so I guess I better set that out now.

January 4, 2021

I’ll be honest, I find it hard to switch off. There’s a constant nagging voice in the back of my head that won’t shut up if I don’t feel like I’m accomplishing things. Whether that’s writing fiction or blogging, it doesn’t seem to mind as long as I feel like things are moving forwards. It’s part of the reason that I don’t like to sleep, it just feels like time that could be used to move my plans forward. Unfortunately, no one has come up with a way for me to stop doing that…

So, we made it through Christmas and New Year and now find ourselves settling into 2021. It’s pretty much just a continuation of the last year. If you think about it, there’s no real reason that this day is the end of the year over any other day. If anything, it should probably be the winter solstice. At least that has some sort of relevance to the Earth. And while we’re talking about that, why isn’t the calendar built around the cycles of the moon. I feel like we’ve missed a few tricks here that would make tracking time a lot easier.

See, this is what happens when I take a break!

KonoSuba Episode 5 Aqua and the Guild Receptionist

One of the benefits of reviewing a season that has already finished is that I was able to get all of my reviews for Harukana Receive, KonoSuba, Goblin Slayer, and Record of Grancrest War ready ahead of time. It may come as a surprise, but I’ve not watched anything since the end of Iwakakeru and DanMachi3. Last week, I released the full season reviews which are a lot of fun to put together.

The shows I’ve selected to cover for Winter 2021 start later this week and I’m pretty excited for more Dr Stone, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and The Promised Neverland. There are so many more shows that I want to keep an eye on. Hopefully, as the season closes in on the end, I’ll be able to jump in and binge a few.

Iwa Kakeru Sport Climbing Girls Episode 2 Konomi feeling the pressure

Because I work on a weekly calendar and do things as I please, I haven’t exactly started the year off just yet. That starts today as far as I’m concerned. Anyhow, this was last week’s word count…

  • Dec 28 – 0 words
  • Dec 29 – 0 words
  • Dec 30 – 0 words
  • Dec 31 – 0 words
  • Jan 1 – 0 words
  • Jan 2 – 0 words
  • Jan 3 – 0 words

This coming week, I’m hoping to get things moving again and as I alluded to at the beginning of the post, I need to make this more of a challenge. So, going forward, every week will be a NaNoWriWe. That’s right, I plan on writing 1,667 words every day with a weekly goal of 11,669. It’s the only way to fool my competitive streak into getting to work. I’ve said it before, but I am my own biggest rival.

Admittedly, this will be a tough week with home-schooling and year-end at the day job, but that just adds fuel to the fire. It’s going to be pretty much impossible to complete, but that’s just the sort of motivation I need.

Harukana Receive Episode 4 Claire Thomas coaching


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