Well, this is Year 3 of the pandemic. My prediction was right. Internally I’m feeling like a skeleton dusty and dessicated from years of waiting to be rescued from the cave I fell into.
I did pretty much the major things I wanted to achieve in 2021
Anyway I am happily comfortable with my present state of Not Doing Very Much for Anyone Else Except Me. So I will try my best to maintain it as long as possible, or at least, spread future projects out in a way that feels I am not a lot of work at all. At least, not 3 projects a year. Maybe 2*
*1 would be ideal, however I cannot solely be working on Alexander without my tradpub career to back me up. So 2 it is.
Much of what I want to do for 2022 is a continuation of the work I began in 2020 with the Digital Island Project.
It’s the usual roadmap: try to use Twitter less, move away from socmedia platforms as a base for my online career, reorient my relationship to the internet, etc.
Digital Islanding is a glacially slow process, but with the tokenisation of everything and increasing censorship in favour of corporate/ad-friendly sanitisation (on a lot of socmedia, you can’t type or even say the word ‘kill’, ‘dead’ and various other swears), I’m motivated more than ever to get the heck out of platforms.
I am taking each year as it comes. I don’t want to think too far ahead, because anything related to travel (which is the main thing I want to do) is going to be tossed out the window, but I can prepare for the opportunities I desire when things are more stable again.
Here’s to another year in the 20s.
Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.
She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.
Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.
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