Week 4 Round-up

Posted January 25, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Weekly Accountability

Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Friday! Firstly, a warm welcome to new people. *waves* Hello! Welcome.

Completed Projects

  • 1 essay draft on reading fantasy books with aphantasia
  • 1 essay draft on writing dyscalculia rep in A Promise Broken

Goal Updates

  • 3/4 short February essays all wrapped up.

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 505

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 7,840

DemiPrincess2: This was supposed to make everything easier. Reader, it did not. The main reason this dipped so much is because I’ve focused the week on non-fiction I may want to pitch in future.

Thing is, I was aiming to write less non-fiction not more, so I could focus on the fiction, so I’m giving it until the end of the month and then I may need to re-evaluate the division and how well it’s working for me right now. That said, it does mean that January is going to focus on non-fiction to see if I can build up enough buffer for Monday to shut my brain up because the main reason this is an issue at all is because anxiety is a ridiculous thing to be dealing with and I don’t have that much room to focus on, well, anything when my brain is busy screaming “But you promised weekly essays this year what if you run out of buffer?!” at me. So next week is going to be all about building that buffer as high up as I can manage and… either I will manage or I won’t.

As a reminder to everyone: I love topic requests, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions or suggest topics for me to ramble about. Any way of contacting me is fine.

Life And Other Such Important Matters

One day I will have something really cool and really positive to mention here. Today is not that day, sorry. Truth is, my life is really boring unless I’m trying to bake something new to me. (I will nail lemon custard one day. Just not when I’m surrounded by snow.)

Stand-out Positive Moment

One of my friends reaching out to me because they were worried I was underpromoting myself. <3 Sinead is the sweetest. I actually have a bunch of stand-out positive moments, which is surprising given I had a ridiculous number of rejections in a row, but this is definitely a stand-out moment. Chatting to friends about ace rep in academia? Also continues to be a highlight of the week for me. It’s just… so amazing to learn all these things that you kind of know, but never quite manage to get the details of. (Hi, my name is Lynn and despite copious attempts from people to teach me, I fail at google searching.)

This Week on Patreon

All the Patreon posts from the past week, collected in neat and tidy lists, divided by tier.



How about you? What have you been up to lately? Has anything awesome happened?