Update on My Situation

Hey all I wanted to write a quick post detailing what’s going with the blog and what is happening in the near future. It’s an Update on My Situation!

Daily Posts When?: November 3rd is the date I’m aiming for right now. I have at the time of writing this post (which is October 6th, 2017) already pre-written everything up to November 2nd. It’ll still be alternating days up to that day. My plan is to start with daily posts on the third.

Why November 3rd?: Because I’ve got a trip planned to visit the other half of my immediate family that I’ll be doing in the middle of October and I’m going to be wiped out from travelling. Hence why I’ve already gotten everything written up to November 2nd.

What about your Reviews?: I’ve got a couple already sent to the Editor at GiN and I’ll be writing a couple more in the next few days as of writing this post. They should be going out at least once a week. I’m hoping to get my daily blog posts running for at least a month before starting to do the weekly book reviews again. Game Reviews will be spotty as I sometimes don’t get games for weeks at a time, and other times I get them every other day.

That’s it for this post. Look forward to your regularly scheduled Video Game Tuesday in two weeks.

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Holy Moley! Two Years Already?!

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Wow, I never thought I’d be able to meet this personal goal of mine.

Two years of daily posts with no misses, despite getting sick, going on vacation multiple times, experiencing a death in the family and being slammed with reviews of various books and video games and still managing to scrounge up enough time to consume enough stories to make daily posts for my blog Windborne’s Story Eatery. I can’t even believe I’ve done that and managed to maintain my sanity.

What’s happened since last year: I met my goals of renaming my columns that I had from last year at this time. I’ve also been getting more and more books to review from Audible, and while I had a thing going with Graphic Audio, they chose to stop giving me review copies because my reviews weren’t generating enough “hits”.  I’m not too upset about that because I’ve been able to churn out almost weekly Audiobook reviews for Audible, with an occasional hiccup due to technical errors or someone else putting up a book review at Game Industry News.

I’ve even begun to receive review copies of games, with Bandai Namco being the biggest sender thus far. Many thanks go to John Breeden the chief editor at Game Industry News for the help in getting me these review copies. Personally I can’t believe I still see my Tales of Zestiria review pop up occasionally still on the most popular stories on GiN, and that’s after it staying up there for nearly two months straight! Holy cow.

In what is no longer such a suprise my Thursday columns, once known as Light Novel Thursdays and now more appropriately named Translation Necessary Thursdays, are still my most popular blog posts. I’m glad people are enjoying that, it even landed me an honorary admin place at Baka-Tsuki, the biggest Light Novel Translation hub in the world.  So again many thanks to all you out there who enjoy that.

What’s in store for the future?: Well for the foreseeable future I’ll continue to do daily posts, until I either run out of material to do so, or some opportunity opens up for me. Until then, I’ll keep on doing what I do, daily blog posts and nearly weekly audiobook reviews at GiN, with the occasional game review as well! I sent in four game reviews just this last week!

Thank you all for reading me ramble on about stories I enjoy and I hope you continue to do so in the future! Your regularly scheduled Bookish Wednesday will return next week!

 

It’s been a year already!

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It’s been a year already! Wow I can’t believe I actually was able to keep up with my personal goal of posting an article every day for 365 days straight! Not only that, but I’ve opened up another career path for myself by continuing to write everyday. I’m also currently writing for Game Industry News and enjoying the heck out of it!

What isn’t changing in the future: I’m going to continue writing as much as possible, which means for you readers that I’ll be posting a new article everyday until I can’t do it anymore.

What is changing: Shoujo Saturday started as a column covering series aimed at female audiences, and while I’ve stuck to that for the most part, I’ve also strayed into covering various romance series regardless of it’s art style.In the future I’ll be covering all romance series in this column. It will still be called Shoujo Saturday in the future until and if I can find a suitable name for it to become instead of Shoujo Saturday.

Video Game Tuesday started as a column where I covered various games that have released recently. It has since turned into a column where I talk about not only just the games themselves, but also the design philosophy in the game industry as well. I’ll continue doing both of those in the future, and the name will remain unchanged.

Book Series Wednesday will hopefully be renamed something punny, because for the last few months I haven’t covered actual book series, and covered individual books themselves. I also will continue to write audiobook reviews for Game Industry News as well, but this will be a separate project of mine, and while I can’t promise that I won’t cover the material twice, I will still cover books each Wednesday.

Light Novel Thursday: I’m going to change this column in what may be very major ways. I’ve got a post scheduled for this Thursday that will cover what is going to happen in the future. I will keep writing about Light Novels though!

Asking for Reviews: I am still available and willing to do this for anyone, if they will send me a copy of their content either through a .PDF (or .MP3 format for Audiobooks) or advanced review copies of video games. I promise to be honest with my opinion on it, even if it’s brutally honest, but I’ll always be willing to make suggestions on how to fix it.

Special Thanks: To all you readers out there for giving me a chance at becoming a professional writer by linking to my blog and/or reblogging my content. Game Industry News for letting me post the content of my blog onto their website, even though they only said they wanted my video game blog posts I ended up posting everything.

Thanks again everyone for making Windborne’s Story Eatery a success!