Week 40 Update

Posted October 11, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Weekly Accountability

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Completed Projects


Goal Updates

  • 3/12 books
  • Meet my deadlines

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 0

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 1,442

Life And Other Such Important Matters

Well. I’d expected to be back on top of everything this week, but then I spent half the days in bed and getting little done. It’s flu shot season and I’m still not entirely recovered. I had a good day yesterday, but today I woke up with a stomach ache again and… Uff, I don’t know. It’s frustrating because at the start of the week and over the weekend I put off Let’s Read Academics because I was hopeful I’d be able to do so before Wednesday, but I was not. Boohiss. I’m really sorry that makes it the second week in a row that doesn’t have Let’s Read Academics delivered on time. (I mean, look at this week’s posts. That is ridiculously few.)

I don’t want to compromise on quality, so… Uff. I’m just. So annoyed at myself. I don’t get sick, except around flu shot season, apparently. I’m aiming to get at least the essay for this week out before the end of today, so please don’t be surprised if you get two posts in your inbox today.

That said, I have been getting some things with pressing and looming deadlines done that I hope people will appreciate a lot. I’ve also been hard at work on a secretish project for Asexual Awareness Week later this month (20-26 October!) and I’m hoping that it’ll be really helpful to people. It’s basically a mini-series of videos (sort of) about the ace rep that’s out there. I’m planning to do a similar set for Aromantic Awareness Week in 2020 as well. It’s a combination of everything I learned about the state of rep, how you can start looking for it yourself, and a set of genres or tropes that have books with ace rep in them. I’m really hopeful that it’s got something for everyone in there or that, at the very least, it’ll help people figure out where to find it themselves.

So… Now that project isn’t so secret anymore. And if it wasn’t for being curled up in bed so much it would’ve been fine to combine it with everything else.

Life itself is… filled with being ill and the lowered ability to cope. I woke up today with cat at the foot of my bed being unresponsive to an accidental kick and I freaked out. Cat is fine, but she’s elderly and usually responds when you touch her.

Stand-out Positive Moment

Cat’s not dead! Okay, fine, that’s cheating. The video series I’m prepping, though, is pretty positive. I’m really excited to start sharing those in a little over a week. Meep!

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?