Category: My Work

Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 6 (Final One!)

Posted January 10, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #6. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Phoebe’s shy and she’s frightened,
But she tries her best.

She comes from her tower,
Moon-gentle dark.

Sun-fierce bright
She shines from her tower.

Phoebe, Phoebe
Such a long way to go.

Phoebe, Phoebe,
On her way home.

Shine, Phoebe,
Shine brightly.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Next week! Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 5

Posted January 3, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #5. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

But if you shine brightly,
And if you feel safe.

The monsters won’t come near
The lighthouse in the forest
Where Rapunzel dwells.

And if you look upward
And if you look down.

You might see the secrets,
Of the lighthouse in the forest
Where Rapunzel once dwelt.

You might meet Rapunzel
In the lighthouse in the forest
When she’s let down her hair.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 4

Posted December 27, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #4. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Once upon a time there was a tower.

It was a tall tower with a single window,
High in the air.
Much higher than most people
Care to look.

The tower is magic.

(There’s no such thing.)

The tower is magic.
Slowly shrinking,
Inch by inch.

You can’t be Rapunzel forever.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 3

Posted December 20, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #3. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

 

Sooner or later,
The world catches up with you.

You didn’t see the pieces.
You didn’t see the dust.
You didn’t see the darkness.
You didn’t see the grime.

All you saw was brightness,
Long forgotten.

(Didn’t you?)

You showed me where to start
Putting the pieces back together.

(I found the piece for love.
Too small, too late.)

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 2

Posted December 13, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #2. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Picture her.

The platinum blonde of white childhood
Tied up in a high ponytail swaying as she moves.
Pink frills everywhere. Pink bow.
Pink sweater. Pink shirt.
Pink skin. Pink as far as your eye can see.

So much pink.

Bright pink. Notice-me-pink.
She loves pink.

(She also loves blue,
But blue does not say ‘girl’.)

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 1

Posted December 6, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #1. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

It was a long time ago.
A long, long time ago
In a kingdom far away
As far away as imagination can take you.

But also next door.
In your classroom.
In your heart.

Once upon a time there was
A little girl who could be anything
Anything at all.

And one day
She would grow up.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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#NaNo2016 Day 17

Posted November 17, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work / 0 Comments

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It has… been a while, hasn’t it? Wow. I’m bad at updates. In my defense, I’ve actually spent the time prepping Rapunzel, Rapunzel and doing other writing related things that I’d originally planned for December in hopes of spreading some good news and cheer.

But I am back and I’m still on track with NaNoWriMo writing goals! (Albeit because I’m following the “this is how editing counts for my writing” rule.) So now that I’m back on track, mostly, let me give you another snippet. This time we get Fili’s pov! This is also the part where my mental outline started to fall into a bajillion pieces, so this is a fair bit rougher than the rest.

Oh, and the full word count for DemiPrincess1 stands at 49,964. This would’ve been even more awesome if I’d started NaNoWriMo at 0. Alas, I did not.

For context: Felicity was ill when she went out into the stables and encountered Fili again. That’s the encounter they’re talking about here.

“Hey, are you listening?” Vaylèn asked.

“What? Yeah, sorry. I was just thinking about the princess. I was the one who found her, you know.”

“Really?”

I hadn’t been looking at Vaylèn, but I could feel him sitting down beside me and pressing close, conspiratorial. His blond curls pressed against my cheek, that’s how close he was to be able to get the information I had before anyone else could. “Hey,” I said, shifting away a little and pushing Vaylèn slightly to the side. He moved with the grace of an angry cat, my thigh cool where his leg’d pressed against it just that little bit. I didn’t like it when people were that close to me. Made me uncomfortable. Even Linna knows better than to cuddle up that close without warning. I don’t need much, but it helps even so.

“Sorry.”

I patted his shoulder awkwardly.

“What was she like?”

“You mean, what she looked like? Pale. Not that fancy-lady pale, but death-pale. I didn’t talk to her much, Vay. Just saw she was looking ill and went for Lord Good-nature.” I told him what I felt I could without getting into trouble. Nothing about spending the night teaching her about the land and the way she revelled in something as tiny as spotting a dropped acorn. I couldn’t tell him all that much. Just about today. Just that she’d seemed out of sorts. Takes a lot to get a person to brush a pony the wrong way. Assuming they didn’t figure it out the first time to start with, anyway. Some folks I think they just want to be dumb, don’t even try. I didn’t tell Vaylèn about the times I’d seen the princess in the stables with Lord Good-nature. Most of that was known, but little special. Lord Good-nature just got help from whoever was there at the time. I didn’t tell him I’d first met the princess while she was trying to sneak out, trying to be all prim and proper-like. No one knew about that. I was going to keep it that way. When I was done, I said, “You owe me for this now, you hear.”

Vaylèn nodded so fast I thought his curls might just bounce off his shoulders and onto the ground. “Give the word,” he said, “and I’ll make it happen.”

He was talking about food. He had about as much pull as I did, but being related to the cook meant I’d be able to cash in on leftover delicacies or first dibs on festival food.

“Thanks,” I said and got up. The bridle in my hands had been forgotten and I set it down to return to later. “Come on. Let’s get that food. I’ll finish this up later.”

“Oh!” Vaylèn loved his food and even in the light of the stables, you could see his face brighten at the memory, and then crumble into the shadows around him again. “It’ll be gone now.”

“Not all of it.” I grinned and reached over to ruffle his curls. Vaylèn ducked and batted my hand away, laughing.

“Race you,” I said. Not that we had any intention of running in the stables. We kind of… hastened our pace, but we didn’t run until we got outside and had closed the doors. Then we pelted through the starting rain and down to the kitchens and through to reach the communal dining area.

It smelled like heaven.

Like I said, it’s rough. But I like Vaylèn. He’s very enthusiastic and I look forward to learning more about him. I know why their interactions are reading so awkward here and it’s not all me being rubbish at description, but it’s something that can wait until revisions to be properly addressed.

Also, yes, this is the boys talking about the girls. (IT WAS ONLY FAIR.) *prods them* Make sense. Oh, I can’t wait to revise this! (No, wait. I can. I can’t wait to finish the novel and get to revising it.)

But first I may or may not to get to write a kelpie. In the stables. With lots of there-is-a-predator-frightened horses. And now I almost certainly will need to write that. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST. *cowers in fear* And just because it’s been a while since I’ve given you this particular complaint about this story: I KNOW NOTHING OF HORSES. WHY DID YOU NEED TO BE A STABLE BOY, FILI?! YOU COULD’VE BEEN A COOK!

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Upcoming Release: Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Posted November 13, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Cover for Rapunzel, Rapunzel. A young woman with very long hair and a tower-shaped hat, reaching out to blossoms on a tree branch.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder now: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo
Other stores should follow with their preorder links.

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

Look! It is done! It is finished! And it has a cover! (Disclaimer: I may still tweak the cover slightly.) Rapunzel, Rapunzel is… a book which I still haven’t quite figured out how to talk about it.I was going to subtitle it A Modern Epyllion, but decided against it on account of the fact that most people wouldn’t even know what an epyllion is. I mean, I didn’t until I looked it up and decided it suited this as a modern version of it. If you’re curious, an epyllion is defined (according to Wikipedia) as “a comparatively short narrative poem (or discrete episode within a longer work) that shows formal affinities with epic, but betrays a preoccupation with themes and poetic techniques that are not generally or, at least, primarily characteristic of epic proper”. Which, I admit, probably doesn’t quite fit, but that’s why it’s a modern epyllion?

You see why I dropped that subtitle idea, yeah? Great! So what do you need to know?

Well, you need to know it’s quite short. It was supposed to be. Also you should probably know that, apparently, I really like verse novel structures. But that doesn’t really have anything to do with this book. I like the QA/FAQ structure for these posts, as we all know, so let’s get to it!

How much is it, Lynn?

The ebook is $2.99. There are no preorder discounts, no price hikes once it’s released or anything like that. None. It’s a flat $2.99.

When is it out?

January 17th, 2017. That’s comfortably before the inauguration so USians who want to use it for comfort reading can have it on hand for comfort reading. I make no promises that it’s super-comforting, but it does centre around coming to accept who you are and finding strength in yourself. You might want to skip the first two sections and dive straight into the more obvious fairytale retelling. It should be possible to read each section as a standalone piece if you choose.

It was going to be January 20th because I like round numbers (and Fridays), but honestly I don’t want to be making sales pitches to USians on that day and did I mention that if people find my work soothing I would like to have it available to them prior to when they might actually want said soothing. I don’t know if this is a good idea or if it’s going to prove effective, but I hope so.

Will it be available in print?

Yep! Eventually. I use CreateSpace so getting Amazon to do print preorders is… a hassle I am not brave enough to try and tangle with. I aim to have the paperback ready at the same time, though it may take a few days longer to show up properly connected and everything. That said, if you’re interested in the paperback and the ebook, only preorder the ebook if you want to give me a little extra money and an initial sales boost. I submit all my books with print copies to the Matchbook program so people who bought the paperback get a free ebook copy too.

Before you ask, the print edition will be priced at $6.99. That is literally the cheapest I can make it and get a little more than more pennies from extended distribution sales. Sorry. T_T

Why isn’t it available for preorder on Amazon in my country?

I don’t know! It should be! I’m hoping it’s just something that still needs to percolate through, but if it’s not cleared up in a few days I’ll look into it and see if I can’t fix it. I’m so sorry! I don’t know why it’s not available to you. I’m sure it should be.

Is it really a retelling of Rapunzel?

Loosely, yes. It’s not the most conventional retelling, you’ll see. I hope you’ll still enjoy it, though! There’s actually very little romance in this one. It’s… more of an aromantic retelling? Sort of. Mostly. Just don’t go into it expecting an on-screen cuddles or romantic scenes. If it’s about romance at all, it’s about a break-up, but not in an overly sad way.

This is why I struggle to talk about this book. This right here. I do not know its themes in a way I can easily word. I AM MARKETING FAIL. (We knew that already, but great to know that it continues?)

Is this #OwnVoices?

This is #OwnVoices in the sense that I have an anxiety disorder, was bullied growing up and this whole book is about the process of healing from the latter and dealing with the former. So, yes. Not sure if there’s anything else that applies. I mean I suppose you could call it #OwnVoices for ace spec if you wanted to, but I personally wouldn’t really think of it that way.

I have another question!

Ask away! ^_^

Oh! And, lastly, keep an eye open for the promo posts. I’ve got a bunch of promo posts lined up for this book that’ll be going live between now and January 17th. I hope you’ll enjoy those too!

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#NaNo2016 Excerpt

Posted November 8, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous, My Work / 0 Comments

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Right. Now that I’m sort of functional and have caught up on much needed sleep after the weekend’s bout of sick, let me give you all the snippet that I’d wanted to give you earlier and did not have the brain to. Because I like it. And also because I’m actually having a lot of fun deliberately writing an ace spec character rather than because it’s the characters I generally lean to.

This is a relatively long snippet, though I’ve done my best to cut out most of Felicity’s unrelated musings. This, by the by, is the Bechdel Fail scene. It’s Sionen’s fault! Everything would have been perfectly fine, but the girl’s got priorities. *sigh*

Currently, I’m working in Fili’s pov rather than Felicity’s which seems to be slowing me down somewhat. (Yay, research I need to redo because my brain is a sieve? I did get past the point of research because it’s Plot Unrelated and more character building I can add later, so that’s good.) But yes, that is where I am. I think that, for the first book in the set, I’m about 30K from the end for this draft, so it’ll balloon up into the length I want in revision later. I’m so excited about that! It’s so much fun to work on this story and with these characters. And soon(ish), I’ll be able to move onto the second part! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! So much fun! (Wait. I need to come up with multiple book titles and a series title now. Aaaaaaah! This is one of the Hard To Title stories too. T_T Aaaaaaah!)

Anyway, I should get back to that. I’m still on track for daily targets, but still behind where I ideally wanted to be given the week.

But hey have Felicity struggling to understand what Sionen is on about. Also watch her hide her complete and utter confusion in grumpiness. This is set right after Felicity’s first nighly trip out of the castle, and she’s particularly excited to tell Sionen about it. Sionen has… rather different priorities because of course she does. Read More

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#NaNo2016 Day 2

Posted November 2, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work / 0 Comments

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Yep. We’re doing sporadic NaNoWriMo updates! Today you get two updates for the price of one! Well, sort of. Let’s talk some general stuff first just because it makes a nice introduction.

November is NaNoWriMo month! I’ve spent the past couple of years being a NaNo Rebel in some form or another. This year is, technically, no exception since I’m continuing an existing story. It’s a big story that’ll be at least a trilogy from the looks of it, so my goals for this NaNoWriMo rebellion are simple: Finish the first book-length part and get as far into the next one as I possibly can. You can see my book-specific stats on the main page. We’re at 40K+ right now and that’s about half of what I’d expect the story to be, length-wise.

The story I’m working on is my demisexual fantasy romance story that I’ve been talking about for aaaaages and still haven’t finished. >> TO BE FAIR ON ME, I was trying to stuff three books’ worth of material into a single 60K story and THAT DOES NOT WORK DO NOT TRY IT AT HOME. Or, you know, do if that’s what you really want. I hope it works better for you than it did for me. ^_^ Anyway. That’s where I’m at in general, so let’s go look at the days.

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