This week has been an emotional roller-coaster. It started with a Google Hangout with university students, talking about Lotus
, my short in We See A Different Frontier
and the motivations behind it, plus social justice and activism. Then, my mom went for her surgery. She's healing fine, but it was the wait that almost killed me and my dad waiting at the waiting room.
Then, Patreon had to be a tool
and made me anxious with my income/revenue streams all over again. I took this year off for health reasons, with writing being my main source of income. So, it's back to a job hunt again, though I started this
rolling. So, we see how that goes and how much people really want Southeast Asian science fiction and fantasy by Southeast Asian writers living IN Southeast Asia.
I wrote my Patrons a long letter
as well. The letter includes alternatives how to support me as well as links to my books under various awesome publishers.
Last night, I had a dream and I never have dreams that stick anymore, probably due to mental exhaustion. In this dream, all I could remember was walking through a housing estate with lush greenery and fruits growing on trellises. Vine fruits, hanging, growing lush and abundant. I pray this is a good sign for next year, that the seeds I planted really bear fruit.
Happier things: I went for a networking talk where the speaker spoke about starting your own business. Spoke to many women and gave out my contacts. Also, with things a bit clearer, I can really start planning and putting down things.
I am really grateful for the people who stepped up when I really needed help and are there when I am down. Thank you.