When Sage (the best PA in the whole world) asked me if I was going to a year-end work wrap-up, I cringed and kept putting it off. It felt like I hadn’t accomplished enough this year. I wasn’t comparing myself to other authors, just to my ideal self…and in my head, I’d failed.
I’ve gotten good at remembering that comparing myself to other authors is unhelpful at best and stupid at worst. We all have different goals, different types of books, and different personal struggles. But while I’m generous to myself when it comes to seeing what I’ve done when it comes to other authors, I’m not so nice when I look at what I think I should’ve gotten done.
But when she started going through all that we got accomplished with the German and Italian translations, the anthologies I was in, and the new books that came out, I have to admit, the lists she gave me made me feel much better.
Here’s some stats:
6 titles as Shaw Montgomery and 25 titles as MA Innes including:
-5 German Translations
-3 Italian Translations
-3 previously published in anthologies now solo titles
-3 Bonus Library additions
Launched Patreon and as of mid December:
-1 full Patreon exclusive story
-7 exclusive bonuses
Launched Cuties n Kink shop and as of mid December:**
-features over 80 product listings
There’s still a little voice in the back of my head that points out what else I could’ve gotten done (leftover childhood crap from a family of Type-A overachievers lol) but I’m really pleased with how much got done.
Between my kids wanting to spend every minute together over the summer and my daughter struggling to get used to being on her own at college (we’re just going to say that August was hard), I had a lot of distractions. But we managed to get a lot done in spite of all that and I’m going to do my best to ignore that annoying little voice.
We’ll let Kevin drown it out lol.
He’s most excited about the dragon books this year because he wants to pet one and go flying. I have to agree with him, but the rest of my college cuties and the translations were wonderful to see get published this year.
What’s been your favorite book this year?
Any of the bonus shorts stand out?
Did you find me as a new reader this year?
I’d love to hear what you think because you guys are definitely on this journey with me and I love every minute of it.