I debated for a long time if I should start this post off with an apology about being MIA for the past couple months, but I’ve decided I shouldn’t. We all know this past year has been awful, and that combined with my course load was just a bit too much for me to keep up with blogging. Don’t worry, though: I am still here, and I do plan to keep blogging.
Over the next couple of months, while I finish up my MLIS program and look for a new job, though, I’ll be less active than I was at the start of 2020. I’ll still be doing the trans writing posts and the trans book reviews, but I’ll be dropping the trans short story review series, and I may post a bit irregularly. I’ll still try to post on the 1st and the 15th of every month, but posts may end up being delayed by a couple days every now and then.
After June, when I’ve graduated, things are really up in the air. It all depends on one thing: if I have a job or not. If I have a job, I may be busy getting used to a new schedule, and depending on the job I may be exhausted at the end of the day and unable to bring myself to read and write. Also, if I get a job it may be in a different state, so I’ll definitely be taking some time off to find a new apartment and move cross-country. However, if I don’t have a job by then, I’ll have a ton of time when I’m not wallowing in the despair and stress of being on the job market. I’ll give everyone an update around June-time, so keep an eye out!
Last year, I said that I would revamp my blog’s aesthetics, and I think people can tell that just hasn’t happened. If I get around to it in 2021, it’ll happen in the second half of the year.
At the moment, in addition to this blog, I am working on a few secret non-fiction projects that will probably not come to fruition any time soon. I have a newsletter that I update even less consistently than my blog, but if I get any news, that’ll be the first place I announce anything.
As for fiction-writing, I really wish I could say I used this past year to get some stuff done, but energy was at an all time low. Hopefully the new year will bring some motivation and mental health balance with it.
For everyone who has followed, commented, and talked with me this past year, (especially Raimey, who runs the blog hop I’m in, who was very kind even though I had to dip one month after publishing a post) thanks for supporting me and this little blog. Trans Narrative was something I started two years ago mostly to get myself reading and writing again, and it has become kind of a constant in my life, even if I wasn’t always the most reliable companion to it. It’s cheesy, but if the posts I’ve put up have helped even one person, that’s good enough for me.
Wishing you all a less shitty year in 2021.