August Wrap-up

Posted August 30, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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August Newsletter

Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Monthly news and accountability!

Life And Other Such Important Matters

August has been… Well, I’m not going to lie. It hasn’t been pretty with family drama taking centre stage. I started the month off, bummed that I couldn’t make it to Worldcon, before settling into vicariously living through the tweets of my friends who did (Hope you all had a good time!) and watching the livestream of the awards only minorly annoyed at the lag involved causing publication livetweets to announce the winners before my stream was done reading out the nominees occasionally.

I finished a short story! That promptly got rejected, but I was expecting that. And then the UK set itself on fire on top of everything else and. Just. Well, I was very glad of the rejection then because apparently one of my coping mechanisms for “the world is on fire” is “share the softest, nicest, kindest, gentlest piece of SFF you can write” and I had that ready to be shared.

Anyway, we keep going on and into September where I will, hopefully finally, get some kind of good news partway through.

Featured Post

Let’s Read: Myra T. Johnson’s “Asexual and Autoerotic Women: Two Invisible Groups”

Lesbian radical feminists… have done exactly this. We can see in the SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas, for example. We can see it in the way aphobes try to gatekeep heteroromantic asexuals and heterosexual aromantics out of the queer community, the way that bisexual people feel unhappy and unwelcome at Pride events especially if they’re in a perceived m/f relationship, the way that people who are perfectly happy to use ‘gay’ (or even ‘lesbian’) as an umbrella term for the entire community push back against non-homosexual members doing exactly that. We can see it in the way terfs attack and discuss transgender people in general: the way they insist that gender is biological and those who transition are mentally ill.

Completed Projects

  • The March on Heartful

September Goals

  • 0/12 books
  • 1 completed proper paper
  • 5,000 words of fiction written

August Goals

  • 13,275/10,000 words of fiction written
  • 12/12 books read
  • 1/3 proper paper section
  • 0/1 intro Miss Fisher draft

Writing Updates

This Month’s Fiction Wordcount: 13,275

This Month’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 11,891

DemiPrincess2: I hate this story. I really do. (I really don’t.) I juuuuuust want to continue writing it without it feeling like I’m pulling teeth.

Stand-out Positive Moment

Look at those lovely and marvellous Hugo wins and nominations this year! My stand-out moment is hands-down the Award livestream and those utterly, utterly amazing speeches!

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

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