Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Favorites, Failures, and Frustrations of 2022 by Jessica E. Subject

Hello! It's really hard to believe it's already December, and we're coming up to the beginning of a new year. Every year, I'm shocked by how fast the year passes by.

For my last post of 2022 on Paranormal Romantics, I decided to go over my favorites, failures, and frustrations of 2022. This could be a huge post if I include everything, so I decided to limit it to my writing, reading, and related topics. So, let's begin...


Reads - While I didn't read as much as I wanted this year, and started many books that I could not finish for various reasons, I did find some amazing stories that really stuck with me.

All of Us Are Dead by Joo Dong-geun (Webtoon)

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Sweet Home by Carnby Kim (Webtoon)

The Silence of Bones by June Hur

Three Left Turns to Nowhere by Jeffrey Ricker, J. Marshall Freeman, and 'Nathan Burgoine

Movies and TV shows - going to stick with sci-fi and paranormal here. Some of these may have come out earlier, but I didn't watch them until this year.

Space Sweepers (Netflix)

FATE The Winx Saga (Netflix)

All of Us Are Dead (Netflix) - I watched the series after reading the Webtoon

Lost in Space (Netflix)

The Adam Project (Netflix)

Love and Monsters (Netflix)

Rim of the World (Netflix)

Reya and the Last Dragon (Disney+)

Turning Red (Disney+)


My biggest failure this year was not finishing the first book in my new series. I'm currently writing it, but I spent so much time planning it and other books in the series, that I got behind in actually writing it. I look forward to sharing it and more with you next year!


Many frustrations this year, but the one that affected my writing the most was when my computer crashed, and tech support couldn't even help me. So, that meant having to buy a new computer. And then trying to figure out how the new one works to get it to do what I want, when I want. Still working on that.

When it comes to writing and reading, the sci-fi and paranormal, what are your favorites, failures, and frustrations?


Nancy Gideon said...

Sounds like my year - a lot of planning but not a lot of doing. I did finish my book. Now to the edits . . . LOVE The Adam Project and WINX. Rounding out my year with my all time favorite NYPD Blue. Frustrated by how difficult it is to sit at the keyboard. It seems like everything is a distraction but looking forward to doing a reissue of my two favorite series in 2023!! Hope the year rocks for all of us here at PNR!!

D. V. Stone said...

Ugh! Tech is often frustrating. My laptop went into something called an "Infinite Loop". I had to have it reformatted to the factory setting. Thank goodness for clouds and backups. Happy Holidays. D.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Nancy ~ Yay for finishing your book! That's a huge step! And I completely understand about the distractions. I thought with my kids no longer at home during the day, it would help, but it hasn't. LOL All the best to you in 2023!!

Jessica E. Subject said...

D.V. ~ I think that's what happened with mine. My oldest child is going to take a look during the holidays. And yes, thank goodness for clouds and backups!! Wishing you a fabulous holiday season!

Diane Burton said...

I hear your frustration, Jess, and echo it. But consider what you did complete this year. I love recommendations for books & movie/tv shows. I loved Raya, so did my granddaughter, esp when she got Raya Legos. The last best show I watched was Three Pines (Prime), based on the Louise Penny novels. An off-the-wall show on Acorn is Darby and Joan. Those of us of a certain age (LOL) will get a kick out of this comedy/drama.

That is so frustrating with the computer. That was me about 5 years ago. The Geek Squad was able to rescue the files I needed. Thank goodness for the Cloud, too. Hope 2023 is better for you.

Nightingale said...

Did you lose any of your work? It's traumatic enough having to learn a new machine without losing things.

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you, Diane! Yes, I did accomplish a lot. Just not as much as I wanted. Oh, I went to Louise Penny's book signing here years ago. I'll have to check that out! We don't get Acorn here though. Wishing you all the best in 2023!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Linda ~ Anything I lost, I knew where to find, so nothing devastating, thank goodness! Happy holidays!