“I quit my job.”
As I’ve been trying out that short but effective sentence on the people around me, I’ve gotten two types of responses: “I’m so sorry,” and, “How exciting!”
Personally, I relate more to the latter response. I wasn’t fired; I quit on purpose, and I feel that it was the right decision for me. I have plenty of great memories from the Daily Dot, but after writing more than 500 stories there, it was time for a change.
You see, I’m burnt out. And my mission for the next few months is to remember again why I love fandom journalism so much. Here’s what’s coming next:
- Regular updates. I know I’ve been lax about regular updates since, oh, May 2011. But now, I don’t have any excuses left for not sticking to a schedule. Expect fandom topics on Mondays, journalism subjects on Wednesdays, and a link roundup every Friday.
- A book. This is something I’ve had in the works for such a long time. I’ve been scared to announce it because that would mean I’d have to do something about it. But ever since I stopped working, I’ve been writing it nonstop, pouring everything I know about otaku journalism into one place. Expect something from me in January 2013, or subscribe to my newsletter today to get updates whenever they’re available!
Thanks for continuing to read Otaku Journalist. See you Wednesday!