Month: December 2019

2019 Wrap-Up

Posted December 31, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Yearly Happenings

Wow. Another year’s gone. Can you believe it? Time went by so quickly and it’s already time to move on. Seriously, 2019 was a blur. It was also a massive trash fire for a variety of reasons, and I just. I cannot even remember what all happened in 2019. Every month – and some months every day – felt like a decade all on their own.

Now it’s time to look back on good things in the year and what all I accomplished, though. So let’s take a look!

Publications

The Shimmering Prayer of Sûkiurâq

This aro-led, all-queer magical girl inspired novella (20,200 words) is a little more bittersweet than my work usually is, but I’m very proud of it. I have plans and ideas for sequels too, but they’re on the backburner for now. (Available for purchase right now!)

The March on Heartful

This aro-led cosy SF short story (5,000 words) is what happens if you ask me to write something with no conflict and just go for warm and fuzzy. This is all about friendship and making friends and supporting one another. Also family. (Available for free!)

Asexual Representation in Mainstream Speculative Fiction

A rough overview of the state of asexual representation in mainstream SFF literature from 2000-2018, or, That Time I Tried To Write A Really Positive Essay And People Went “Uh, Did You See Those Numbers? They’re Like REALLY Low” At Me A Lot. But the good news is that a) indies exist, b) 2019 saw a whole bunch more acespec fiction published, c) 2020 is going to have EVEN MORE, d) post-2020 is ALSO going to have EVEN MORE, e) I am an imperfect human being and we can add all the books published that I don’t know about to the list as soon as someone who knows about them comes along too and then the list will be EVEN LONGER.

You Prince Has Drowned

Now available in Twine game format! It is my short story The Little Mermaid retelling/old school adventure game mashup… thing! Comes with more snark, no moon logic (well, mostly), and is definitely interactive as your choices determine whether the Prince lives or dies! (Kind of.)

Tales of the Little Engine: Audio

Finally available on itch.io, Tales of the Little Engine is now available in mp3 format. The audio is recorded by me, though it’s not an audio book. All stories are available as separate recordings.

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Review: Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Posted December 30, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Books / 0 Comments

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Surprise book review time!

Review: Belle Révolte by Linsey MillerBelle Révolte by Linsey Miller
Pages: 384

Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work.

Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.

Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.

But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies.

Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

CW: Violence, murder, gore, medical neglect, abuse, classism, family deaths, drowning

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Week 49/50 Update

Posted December 14, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Weekly Accountability

Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Friday! Or, apparently this month, every other Friday. What can I say, it’s December and my life is in complete “I do not know what next month will look like or what drastically different path to prepare for in 2020” mode. On top of that, it’s the holiday season which means big family gatherings and holiday stuff. And also studying!

Mostly I’m an anxious fluffball just trying to set up the December-February Patreon scheduled posts up as much as I can, so you don’t have to miss out any content!

Completed Projects

  • AroAwarenessWeek 2020 videos
  • 1 video on the Vows and Honor series

Goal Updates

  • 7/7 videos for AroAwarenessWeek 2020
  • 1/1 video on the Vows and Honor series
  • 10/12 books read
  • 0/1 essay reworking and sorting
  • 0/1 revised draft of Promises2
  • 0/1 course completed
  • 0/6 shorts for Patreon
  • 2/4 Keep up Let’s Read Academics
  • 42% Survive offline life ordeals

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 0 T_T

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: I have no clue T_T

What even is fiction this week?

Life And Other Such Important Matters

Anxiety Central continues! Oof. I just. Would like to know where to go from here on account of being rather unable to plan for anything without a signed contract in my hands.

Stand-out Positive Moment

It’s been two weeks, but I honestly only have the one moment: my grandmother’s birthday. That was the huge family gathering of the year and it was so good to see everyone again. Also so exhausting because too many people. That’s why there was no round-up last week, which I think I mentioned… on Patreon? But, yes, that’s why there was no round-up last week. I was in full too-many-people recovery mode.

This Week on Patreon

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

Free

$1+

$5+

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

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