Long time no see, y’all! I hope your holiday celebrations were safe and fun!
As y’all can see, I’ve been busy this year with my contracts. Though, I didn’t realize HOW many projects I worked on. Too bad most of the titles I’ve worked on are behind NDAs.
I had a lot of work related changes in 2022:
- Amazon closed all their Amazon Books & Amazon 4Star locations end of March, but still worked for Amazon till May 7th.
- Added another publisher to my client list beginning of September, MediBang. Too bad they pay Japanese page rates ranging from $2-$3 per black & white page or $3.50-$5 per colored page. Started first simulpub series on MangaPlus.
- Started working part-time at Barnes & Noble in November, 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. $11 an hour is not livable, but it’s paying my bills and that’s it.
- Still looking for full-time work because definitely am not making a livable wage right now.
I did a LOT of reading this year. Mostly manga/manwha, webcomics, webnovels, and light novels, but I think the last time I read this much was during lock down. Below is my Goodread’s “2022 Year in Books”:
Truthfully, I went over 600 books read this year, but since not all books are registered on Goodreads. It’s hard to gauge the accurate number. I may increase my reading challenge for 2023 to 300 books, so y’all can follow me on Goodreads to see what I’m reading or have read.
I’m hoping for a fruitful year in 2023, so let’s see what 2023 will bring me. Wishing y’all a Happy New Year!