Goal Review October 2017

Posted October 31, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Goals / 0 Comments

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Last Month's Goal

I Want to Read:

  • 2 books with asexual characters

I Want to Edit:

  • 5,000 words of fiction

Oh, hey. You know how I’ve been struggling with my goals, like, for most of the year to the point where I’m making super-undetailed lists like this just to keep me motivated because this is a list I can accomplish?

Yeah, I may have blown this month’s list clear out of the water. At the time I’m writing this, I’ve finished 17 books, of which a whopping 10 had asexual characters or were described as having asexual characters. More shockingly, around half of that number can be said to be traditionally published and most of those by Big Publisher imprints.

Yeah, the world can miss me with “But there is no asexual representation anywhere” because, clearly, even in tradpub there is plenty. The trouble is that people don’t know where to look and “I can’t find the rep” is a very different tenor to “The rep does not exist”. (But, hey, we all know my bugbear about people saying the representation doesn’t exist, right?)

Anyway! So that is a goal that I blew clear out of the water. But then I set out to write an essay on mainstream SFF fiction ace rep, so I wanted to read as many of the books as I could and… Yeah, this happened. As I’m writing this, I’ve just started on a reread of Jo Walton’s The King’s Peace, so perhaps the count for this month will actually be one book higher than that. Ooooooooh.

Editingwise… I admit that I lost track of my nonfiction writing, but I did finish up the revision of DemiPrincess1 and sent it off to betareaders and critique partners. I’ve also made a tiny start on DemiPrincess2 and I’m going to have so much fun with it. 😀 But, yeah, my editing encompasses something like the last quarter of DemiPrincess1, so way more than the 5,000 I was aiming for. GO ME!

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