So 2017 for me personally has been up and down. From January to May it was very stressful trying to get my dissertation finished and dealing with coming home from finishing my final year at university. I couldn’t wait to get home, one of my housemates were being a proper dickhead and she was just being funny with me and another, so it made it really awkward. The one thing I miss about living out is having one of my best friends down the hall where I can just knock on her door and have a random chat and talk about shit.
In May I turned 21, my birthday party was just terrible, like joint birthdays are a no-no, but anyway. I turned 21 I don’t actually feel any different in terms of being 21. June was an okay month just mainly relaxing getting used to being freeeee.
July was a mixed month for me! It had some great memories I graduated University with a 2nd class 2nd division degree in Media and Theatre Studies. I celebrated with some amazing friends and it was so good. Although the actual ceremony for graduating is longggg like I get kind of bored with it. How bad is that? Although I didn’t fall over which is good!
So the end of July was where this year turned bad for me, I got a really bad infection on my finger although at the time we didn’t think it was that bad, I was on 2 different antibiotics and they didn’t help at all. In August I ended up going to A&E because it was spreading. I’m sure there’s a post on this if there is click here. That will go into more detail. But I ended up having an operation on my left hand on my index finger after my bandages came off. I struggled to move it let alone use it, so I had to go to physio which was painful. Like for some things my finger still doesn’t do or it takes a lot more effort to do.
Along the way of dealing with that my nurse at the hospital told me to get a general health check done because when I was entered into the hospital and after my operation my blood sugars were high. Skip a few weeks into like September and I have been diagnosed with Diabetes but they don’t know which type so I got transferred to the hospital. I’ve been there ever since. As they didn’t know what type I was, they had taken blood and was going to send it off and get it looked at a specialist. So I was talking to my nurse and they had 2 options put me on tablets or insulin. The safer option was to go on insulin, so I was put on Kumlin M3 which was 70% long-lasting and 30% short burst. I was on that until November.
They still didn’t know what type I was when I went back for my appointment for the doctor but I had the option to go on tablets or stay on insulin. I said no to the tablets because of how young I am it can give greater health risks, so I decided to stay on insulin. This is a different type and it makes it more flexible for me. So I am on one called Lantus which I take every night before bed and that is long-acting. Through the day I am on one called Novarapid which I take so many units with each meal, so if I don’t eat. I don’t inject. Which is better. So in terms of health, this year has been really rocky for me.
Lucky for me I have had a few friends who have stood by me and they have made the rest of this year bearable and I have no idea where I’d be without them.
Now onto the actual writing part of this post.
I had a very good writing year, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad writing year. I mean I write every day and majority of the time all day. If my day will allow it of course, I do work now. My work schedule is hectic and long at times and sometimes I just don’t feel like it, but that aside. I had a good year.
I did Camp NaNoWriMo in July and I began writing the duology book with no name. That is still the title now. I wrote 54,196 words!
I also competed in Nanowrimo and wrote Royal Trouble which is my new royal story that I am in love with, I cannot wait to post that on wattpad eventually when I get round to it. I wrote 51,741 words for Royal Trouble. I’m pretty sure I deleted some after nano was finished.
I also did the Chance Challenge which was arranged by Kim Chance kind of in preparation to NaNoWriMo. I began writing The Selective Mute Princess, well I wrote more of it. I got quite a bit down which is good. For this challenge, I also wrote 50,000 words but I did begin to stray to other projects also.
On wattpad I finished my story Piece By Piece the teen wolf fanfic, finished the updated version of Pretend It’s Okay. Finished Piece by Piece which is the sequel to the royal best friend. I also finished Twisted Hearts. When I say I finish I mean the first draft is done and posted on wattpad, except Pretend it’s okay that’s the revised version. In terms of that, it was a very good of me posting on wattpad. The only thing I miss really is I don’t really interact on there I may change that for 2018. Maybe make that a goal!
I started some other works here and there, and have just been writing what I want when I want. It’s been a good year writing, although I am no closer to that end goal because procrastination is my jam… I am going to do a post in a few days of my January and February bi-monthly goals! But at a glance this is my year in review.
How has 2017 gone for you?