Holy chicken nuggets…is it seriously December already!? Honestly, 2020-2021 has felt like a fever dream, which is the excuse I’m using to explain for my lack of updating this blog. That said, I do feel somewhat obligated to at least provide an end-of-the-year wrap up. In the name of keeping things short and simple, here is my Top 10 Things That Happened in 2021 (in no particular order):
- I’ve signed a contract as lead writer for the series RENEGADE MOON with Realm. The series is expected to go live in 2022, and I cannot WAIT to reveal the team of amazing writers I’m working with.
- I wrote another novel! It’s WIP title is YOU, MYSELF, AND HER. It’s a YA dystopian thriller/suspense novel. While it definitely needs a lot of revisions, I’m happy to have another story on my shelf.
- I started an Etsy bookshop specializing in sprayed edge books called Libernation Books. Call it a pandemic hobby, if you will…but one that has brought me a lot of joy 🙂
- My plant collection has grown exponentially! Especially my prayer plant which needs to be repotted…
- I FINALLY graduated!!! My road to graduation was far from straight, but each detour has taught me important life lessons and brought new friends into my life.
- I started doing adulting things like leasing my first apartment under my name, getting my own car, purchasing insurance (ugh why is it SO expensive…) all because…
- I’m moving to California! It’s a huge cross country move, and I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Feeling very lucky to have a dream job as a mechanical engineer at NASA Ames working on some seriously fun (oxymoron much?) projects.
- I hit my Goodreads goal! Currently sitting at 71 books but I’m going to try to hit 73 before the end of the year.
- Speaking of Goodreads, I’ve officially transferred from Goodreads to StoryGraph. IMO, StoryGraph is similar to Goodreads except there’s a less toxic drama, allows half-star ratings, and produces these super cool graphs (see below this list) that make my nerdy heart happy.
- Survived 2021. Honestly, that should be an achievement in on itself so…gonna chuck that on the list 🙂