Got any big announcements?
This was the first month that I managed to get more than two-thousand views. I’ve noticed a steady increase since October of last year, so if I can keep it going, who knows where it’ll end up. For comparison, in July 2018 my site managed a massive one-hundred and seven views. So, if you’ve ever doubted how things might be going, take heart and keep going. As with most things, the more you put in, the more you get out.
How’s the writing going?
Summer vacations are making writing hard. I have two children and both are pretty wild. They play hard and don’t like to sleep. This is made worse by the sun staying up later. Now, I tend to write in the late evenings once everyone has gone to bed, so I can imagine you see where this is going. Anyhow, work on the Black Death is progressing slowly and I’ve also had some pretty big revelations with Valiant Lineage, which will end up with a lot more work but I think will put the series in a much better place. More on that later, it’s still very much in the planning stage.
Have you done anything interesting?
I’ve mentioned my side project Ecchi Hunter in the last two Author Journey posts and I’m going to mention it again. The idea started as a joke following a collaborative series of reviews of Sankarea: Undying Love. The posts gathered some views, but they weren’t spectacular. Anyhow, off the back of this joke we ended up making a new blog that focused on anime with ecchi content. In our first month, we almost managed to get one-thousand views. I didn’t even get close to that in my first month with this site.
We were pretty shocked to see how well it did and wondered if we would be able to keep up that pace. Well, I am happy to report that in our second month of blogging on Ecchi Hunter, we managed to get more than three-thousand views in July alone. The best part of this is that we have nine Word Press followers, twenty-two Twitter followers, and 0 Facebook followers. Pinterest has been kind to us, but our new best friends are search engines. We’re going into our third month and have no idea what to expect!
What have you been watching?
Basically, a lot! For some reason, I decided to pick up a load more shows this season after limiting myself to just three the season before. And, of course, two of those series continued into this season – Fruits Basket and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
On top of those, I have added Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II, Dr. Stone, Fire Force, and Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. I’m also rewatching How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.
For Ecchi Hunter, I’m also covering Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?, Are You Lost?, and How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, plus YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World which continued from last season.
So, yeah… Maybe I shouldn’t have taken on so much, but I am having a lot of fun!
What have you been reading?
I’ve definitely slowed down my reading and only got through volumes 16 and 17 of Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. It’s not much, but then I do have a load of things on and summer vacations. Something’s got to give a little, so, unfortunately, it’s been this one.
Do you have any plans for next month?
My main goal as of right now is just to keep up with everything. I’m going to try not to add anything new to my list of tasks and just work my way through everything I already have. That should be more than enough. That said, later today, I do have my contribution to the Space is the Place blog tour to celebrate fifty-years since the moon landing. So, keep an eye out for that one.
Do you have any recommendations for anime, manga, or anything really? Do you have an idea for a discussion post for here or Ecchi Hunter? If you want to talk about it, I’m sure we can fit you in. Thanks again for reading.