What’s up Buttercup?

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any sort of update post. Since I just updated a few things on the site – isn’t it beautiful? – I thought that now would be the perfect time to touch base here. More for my sake than anyone else, as this will allow me to lay out my goals for the coming year and see what I accomplished this last year.

 

First off, I feel very accomplished over what I got done over the last year. In my first post here, I had just sent my QB for 2021 off to an alpha reader and had signed up for another writing challenge but hadn’t done much more.

 

Well, I managed to finish QB21, EFB, and participate in each of the RT events. I completed July’s RT during the challenge time, which was exciting. I signed up for the EFRB challenge, and that is where I think I overbooked myself in my zeal to take on ALL THE THINGS.

 

I completed the EFRB, and I’m delighted with Intangible, the fic that came out of it. Halestrom was the artist I was working with, and they had such a gorgeous piece of work that I couldn’t help but be inspired by it.

 

That said, I was exhausted by the end of the year, and I’m not sure if it was just too many challenges or if I put too much pressure on myself there at the end.

 

This year I’m planning on concentrating on enjoying the writing I’m doing and challenging myself without stressing out about it. We’ll see how well that works out.

 

I’ve bowed out of this year’s QB, I couldn’t concentrate on it on top of my EFRB and the stress I put myself under at the end of 2021. I have a few WIPS that are being worked on that I’m toying with working on for next year’s QB, so we’ll see.

 

I’ve signed up for the new challenge through Just Write, The Big Moxie. It’s been a fun way to delve into a few ideas and areas I’ve wanted to poke at but have been hesitant to approach, and I have a few ideas and fandoms I’m playing with there.

 

I’ve already posted the first Moxie fic Everything Matters, a canon divergence TW fic that swerves during the storm/rescue of the parents from under the nemeton. It touches on some things I’ve been playing in my writing lately, and I’m happy with it.

 

My second Moxie fic is in the works, and right now, it’s looking like it will be another TW fic. It’s a TW/Folk tale fusion with a bit of twist; it’s been a joy to plot and start writing on.

 

Then there is Rough Trade. I am definitely planning on joining this year for at least one of the challenges in April, July, and November. I don’t think I’ll be able to take up the banner for both in the same month just yet, though.

 

For April, I’ll be writing in the Witcher fandom for the first time, and as it will be a fusion fic, I will also be writing about daemons for the first time. It will be experimental all the way around. I’m really excited to head into April and discover all Jaskier and Geralt’s secrets in What Lies Beneath.

 

I think that about wraps up my look back and my look at the immediate future. I’m not going to look too much further ahead as I try to learn from last year and not overwhelm myself.

 

Have a great Spring and Summer, everyone,

~ Sibyl Moon

 

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  1. I really enjoyed your writing for Rough Trade! I hope you meet all your personal goals for writing in the coming months and enjoy yourself (without stressing) along the way!

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