Week 42 Update

Posted October 18, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Weekly Accountability

Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Friday! Wow, apparently I was one week off last week. It was bound to happen at least once this year because numbers. I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

Completed Projects

  • AceAwarenessWeek Miniseries
  • Balanced by Those Horrors (draft 2)
  • Big Skies, Small Wings (draft 8)

Goal Updates

  • 6/12 books
  • Meet my deadlines

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 5,224

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 3,718

DemiPrincess2: I have no idea what I’m doing with these scenes except, apparently, attempt to create the most awkward double-date in the history of fiction. But hey words that did not exist before exist now! YAY!

Balanced by Those Horrors: This is a short dark ace retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Sort of. With vampires.

Big Skies, Small Wings: This is on draft 8 now, wherein I’ve tackled some very valid issues people raised as best I could. I think that means I’m finally happy enough with this story to consider what to do with it again. Feels so nice to have it back in the done pile.

Life And Other Such Important Matters

Who knew that a week of being knocked out by a cold would actually be conductive to finishing things! My brain, everyone, it’s weird. But yeah. I got slammed pretty hard by a cold earlier this week and spent most of my days curled up in bed being miserable. I grew up in a household where you were supposed to just shrug off colds regardless of how terrible you felt, actually, but sometimes it’s just not happening. I miss the days where I caught every whiff of cold, but never enough to send me into bed for a week. And then, and then, just as the cold got through its worst, my period started because of course.

It also means I’ve been too grumpy to read much. You know how sometimes you read a book and it’s a perfectly fine book, but you’re pretty sure that if you stopped reading it in favour of another, you’d just end up abandoning it because it’s perfectly good and decent and it’s just not doing it for you? I have no patience for such books when I’m sickly and it’s what I picked up this week. Twice. Grumblegrumble.

But otherwise, life is going all right. New Dog is very good at taking his medication. I mean, he’s not fond of us shoving pills down his throat – I’d stuff it in his wet food, but the chances that Luna would steal it and take his meds instead is too great – but he’s sweet-natured about it. I’m sure the fact that he gets a treat afterwards has nothing at all to do with it. It’ll be a week or two before we have to arrange another vet visit for a check-up. To be honest, seizures are a health risk for the breed and it’s still too soon to tell if the pills have any effect at all, but I live in hope.

Beyond that. Life is pretty much same-old and fairly boring. I still have some pictures that I need to get off my camera and share with Patrons, but I just haven’t had the time. (And when I had the time, I was, you know, sleeping.) [hangs head]

Stand-out Positive Moment

This morning! When I woke up with a head that did not feel stuffed full of cotton wool!

I know, it’s tiny. I should probably say something like finishing an editing draft, but nope. It is the moment my head did not feel like cotton wool and I knew for sure that this cold was on its way out.

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?