Week 34 Update

Posted August 23, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Weekly Accountability

Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Friday!

Completed Projects

  • Reworking a Social SF story. And it’s off to submission.

Goal Updates

  • 13,275/10,000 words of fiction written
  • 6/12 books read
  • 1/3 proper paper section
  • 0/1 intro Miss Fisher draft

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 3,665

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 2,938

DemiPrincess2: Wheels have continued to turn. Cogs are moving. Just. The short story had a deadline.

SocialSF: It is done! It is finished! It is… very unlike what 99% of (Western?) SFF publishing likes, so who knows what, if anything, it’ll end up doing, but hey Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series just won a Hugo, so clearly there is room for soft, quiet SFF and this is some of the softest, quietest SFF I have ever written. (Seriously. The Wayfarers books all have background Standard Storyline plot, if nothing else. This… does not.)

Life And Other Such Important Matters

I want to say that life is going apace because, in a sense, this is true. And in another sense everything is a mess I cannot step out of (it’s not even my mess) and I just want to crawl into a hole and pretend like nothing at all is happening. Also I have cupcakes! Nothing in the world can be as dire as all that when I have cupcakes.

To give you a general sense of the week, though. It wasn’t until TODAY that I realised that the Good Omens essay has not, in fact, been cross-posted to Patreon or that I’ve only had two whole posts this week. Wow, I knew this past week was a bust and honestly particularly flakey, but that is terrible even for me. Guess that’s my weekend activities sorted then because this will not stand!

Stand-out Positive Moment

I think the love you’ve all shown for my Good Omens essay, really. I was feeling very dejected about it when I scheduled to post it on my website, but wow. You all really enjoyed its release, it seems. I’m… honestly I find nonfiction essays so hard to find any confidence in and just hearing people I don’t even know linking or QTing it saying it’s good? Wow, I’m floored.

This Week on Patreon

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


Week 33 Update


Let’s Criticise: Valerie Solanas’s “The SCUM Manifesto”

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