WorldEmber 2023 Prep Months in Advance Because Why Not
Hello! It's Mochi with some WorldEmber prep. Yes, I'm making this in September. Yes, it's months away from WE. Yes, I know. YES, I'M EXCITED!!
Last year I snagged myself the Human of the Match award... I was not expecting it. I was in utter shock for like three days, and still I'm thinking "how on earth did I earn that"? But regardless, it is an award and a memory I will always treasure.
WorldEmber 2021 was a great introduction to the event. By that time (I joined in March 2021) I felt settled into World Anvil and its community, and I felt like I had a place here. I wrote 29 articles and just over 16 thousand words, which meant I sailed past the 10k minimum for the badge. I came fifth in the total number of likes; getting most likes is never my goal, but I'd be lying if I said they didn't make me smile and a tad more confident in my worldbuilding.
Hooooooooo boy, this WorldEmber was epic. I dove into this WE with the plan to solely write about species. I wrote a good handful before throwing this plan away and just writing about things in the moment, and I am glad I did so. I came somewhat close to burnout several times but managed to avoid them. This WE I wrote 34,000 thousand words and 53 articles, leaps and bounds ahead of the previous year. I also recieved 797 likes which is absolutely INSANE - I don't even know where they came from or what the hell happened for me to deserve them, but I am so honoured to have recieved each and every one.
Plans for this Year
This past year I have found a group of Anvilites that I now consider the closest friends I have. They have been supporting me non-stop with writing, my personal life and everything in between, and I cannot begin to thank them enough for this. As a tiny show of appreciation I made the Cheem System, a solar system consisting of planets based on said people. Because these people mean so much to me I don't want to go wrong with designing their planets so I've put off developing them since I first wrote about each one, but no more. This WE I am determined to start developing every single planet within the solar system.