What I Did in 2018

Welcome to another round-up post! This is where I hold myself accountable and cast an eye over what I did this year.

As per usual, I feel like it wasn’t enough. But then, it always feels that way. At this point, I’m sure it will never feel like “enough.” “Enough” is an asymptote—we may get close, but we never really reach it.  I think we need to hold onto conflicting truths (It’s never enough/We can do it!) simultaneously, or we spiral into despair.

But enough philosophizing. What did I do this year?

What I Did in 2018

Six Stories, Told at Night won the Parsec Award

Finished writing/editing the Beer Magic novel

Took the first steps in finding it a home

Wrote 9.5 new short stories

Submitted short stories, though not as many as I’d like

 

“Jeune femme écrivant,” Pierre Bonnard (1908).

 

“On Thin Ice” came out on Tales from the Archives

“Ti-Jean’s Last Adventure, as Told to Raccoon” sold to Lightspeed (it’s out in February)

“Song of the Oliphant” sold to/came out with Lackington’s (read it here)

Reprint rights to “La Corriveau” sold to Augur (it’ll be on their blog in the new year)

“Her Hands Like Ice” will be included in Bracken’s print anthology (details when I have them)

Finished writing DinoKnights for Choice of Games

 

 

Released DinoKnights with Choice of Games (play it here!)

Attended ReaderCon and Can-Con

A Canticle of Light was produced by Missed Metaphor Productions

Adapted/produced a stage version of Six Stories, Told at Night for the Toronto Fringe Festival

Six Stories, Told at Night got shortlisted for Best of Fringe

Produced Six Stories (again!) for an independent showcase

Wrote/produced/performed Nutcracker-Messiah

Started plotting out Coxwood History Fun Park—Season Two

Officially tendered my resignation after eight (!) years at the museum (I’ll have many thoughts about that later)

Landed a new dayjob

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But that doesn’t capture the most important work I did this year.

I went back to therapy to actually get a handle on my social anxiety. I spent a lot of time discovering what actually makes me happy, rather than the things I “should” be pursuing. I took a good hard look at how I relate to people.

And I’m…getting somewhere. Slowly, but surely. I feel like this is work that has to happen now, so I have a foundation for the future.

Anyway. That was my 2018!

-KT

What I’m Listening To This Week

Honestly, I keep bouncing back and forth between Handel’s Messiah and Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. We’ve had “This Little Babe” on the blog before, but it’s my favourite part of Ceremony. I love how the relentless, martial phrases mimics the imagery in the text…plus, it’s ridiculously fun to sing!

Posted on December 17, 2018, in Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So proud of you for all of it, especially dealing with the anxiety. I know how hard it is. Big hugs still coming ur way. Love Kitch

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