Category: Miscellaneous

Once upon a time… A Look at Labels in My Work

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

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Hi, everyone! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I know. I know. No one likes Mondays because the week’s off to a new start. But you know what Mondays also mean? It’s time for Monday Musings! Wherein I ramble about various and sundry depending on my whim or Patreon requests/suggestions. Posts are somewhere below 2,500 words at most and consist of short personal essays and discussions.

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Asexuality Has Been Around Longer Than You Think: A Peek at the History of a Concept and a Word

Posted February 4, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I know. I know. No one likes Mondays because the week’s off to a new start. But you know what Mondays also mean? It’s time for Monday Musings! Wherein I ramble about various and sundry depending on my whim or Patreon requests/suggestions. Posts are somewhere below 2,500 words at most and consist of short personal essays and discussions.

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Counting Books: Finding Dyscalculia Representation in Fiction

Posted January 28, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I know. I know. No one likes Mondays because the week’s off to a new start. But you know what Mondays also mean? It’s time for Monday Musings! Wherein I ramble about various and sundry depending on my whim or Patreon requests/suggestions. Posts are somewhere below 2,500 words at most and consist of short personal essays and discussions.

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Week 4 Round-up

Posted January 25, 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! Firstly, a warm welcome to new people. *waves* Hello! Welcome.

Completed Projects

  • 1 essay draft on reading fantasy books with aphantasia
  • 1 essay draft on writing dyscalculia rep in A Promise Broken

Goal Updates

  • 3/4 short February essays all wrapped up.

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 505

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 7,840

DemiPrincess2: This was supposed to make everything easier. Reader, it did not. The main reason this dipped so much is because I’ve focused the week on non-fiction I may want to pitch in future.

Thing is, I was aiming to write less non-fiction not more, so I could focus on the fiction, so I’m giving it until the end of the month and then I may need to re-evaluate the division and how well it’s working for me right now. That said, it does mean that January is going to focus on non-fiction to see if I can build up enough buffer for Monday to shut my brain up because the main reason this is an issue at all is because anxiety is a ridiculous thing to be dealing with and I don’t have that much room to focus on, well, anything when my brain is busy screaming “But you promised weekly essays this year what if you run out of buffer?!” at me. So next week is going to be all about building that buffer as high up as I can manage and… either I will manage or I won’t.

As a reminder to everyone: I love topic requests, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions or suggest topics for me to ramble about. Any way of contacting me is fine.

Life And Other Such Important Matters

One day I will have something really cool and really positive to mention here. Today is not that day, sorry. Truth is, my life is really boring unless I’m trying to bake something new to me. (I will nail lemon custard one day. Just not when I’m surrounded by snow.)

Stand-out Positive Moment

One of my friends reaching out to me because they were worried I was underpromoting myself. <3 Sinead is the sweetest. I actually have a bunch of stand-out positive moments, which is surprising given I had a ridiculous number of rejections in a row, but this is definitely a stand-out moment. Chatting to friends about ace rep in academia? Also continues to be a highlight of the week for me. It’s just… so amazing to learn all these things that you kind of know, but never quite manage to get the details of. (Hi, my name is Lynn and despite copious attempts from people to teach me, I fail at google searching.)

This Week on Patreon

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

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A Rose by Any Other Name… On Using Identity Labels vs Using Descriptions

Posted January 21, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I know. I know. No one likes Mondays because the week’s off to a new start. But you know what Mondays also mean? It’s time for Monday Musings! Wherein I ramble about various and sundry depending on my whim or Patreon requests/suggestions. Posts are somewhere below 2,500 words at most and consist of short personal essays and discussions.

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Week 2 Round-up

Posted January 11, 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!

Completed Projects

  • 23/13 books read

Okay, before anyone flails at that number, I’d like to note that it includes books I didn’t finish and short stories that were released as single ebooks.

  • 17,005/10,000 words

Goal Updates

  • 2/4 discussions of papers in Asexuality and Sexual Normativity

Writing Updates

This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 7,333

This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 4,636

DemiPrincess2: Well! I’ve managed to sort out a plot hole I was struggling with, which resulted in simultaneously fixing up two chapters I was unhappy with, so now I just need to rework the next two to match up and we’re all good to continue. Whoot!

Life And Other Such Important Matters

It has taken, like, a month, but I have finally baked biscuits! Again. I’d torn one of my nails rather spectacularly, so I opted to let the tear grow into something I could cut into non-existence. Cat continues to be affectionate. Like continues to be, well, life. And I just really don’t have much to say about it? I am the worst at these updates, I know.

Stand-out Positive Moment

See about the only noteworthy thing that I did this past week. I have chocolate biscuits! Whoohoo! I even got the tray almost done before putting them in the oven and I almost got non-burnt biscuits! Progress! (Also they’re really good biscuits.)

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Asexuality vs Diagnostic Criteria

Posted January 7, 2019 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Hi, everyone! Welcome to the new year! I hope it’s off to a great start for you and yours. Today, I’m introducing a new feature (ish). Or at least an attempt at one: weekly, short personal essays about, well, whatever people would like me to talk about or a random topic I came up with on my own. Comments currently remain disabled on the blog, yes, but you can hop on over to Patreon for now.

These weekly posts are immediately available to everyone and hover somewhere below 2,500 words. I try to keep them under 2,000 words, but sometimes you end up with more anyway. This one is 2,100 words! The next one will have a shiny new standardised intro and such loveliness.

This week’s rambly essay is called “Asexuality vs Diagnostic Criteria”. Also known as “But what the heck do the DSM and ICD actually say about asexuality?” Because the answer to that is slightly complicated and the question comes up… more often than you’d think.

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A Look Back at 2018

Posted December 31, 2018 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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Once again, thank you to everyone who’s supported me throughout the year, especially my generous and lovely patrons! This will be the last post for 2018 from me. I hope your year is ending on a high note and that 2019 will be off to a delightful start for you all! <3

Well, 2018. You were… quite a year, weren’t you? Like always, I’m not sure how we got from January to December so fast and yet here we are again. So I guess it’s time to start looking back at the year, to see what I’ve accomplished and done.

Yearly Happenings

Well, 2018. You were… quite a year, weren’t you? Like always, I’m not sure how we got from January to December so fast and yet here we are again. So I guess it’s time to start looking back at the year, to see what I’ve accomplished and done.

I… don’t have much to say about the year itself, to be honest. The biggest things I’ve done are that I’ve sold an essay and officially opened for editing and author services.

One ting I definitely want to look at very critically is this yearly round-up post. Did I catch everything you wanted to know? If not, what did I miss? I am hoooooooooopeleeeeeeeess. :/ (That said, I should probably warn you that I already have trouble tracking very broad and general statistics, so something like “a detailed breakdown of your reading this year!” is… not likely to happen.

But also wow I did quite a lot of things. That’s… so much more than I expected. O_O You’d think that with all the stuff I did is why I didn’t quite manage what I’d hoped with DemiPrincess2, but it actually isn’t. I did a bunch of things – and this isn’t everything, just the things I’ve completed – that I did to wind down or because my mental health was just that low. :/ Blargh. But hey! I finished effectively 1 novel, 2 novellas, 8 essays (some of them quite long and technically it’s more like 14 if you count unposted ones and ones I had to rewrite from scratch), and one short story! I’ve got another short story and a short poem in edits too.

Also I did a ton of other stuff. I’m re-evaluating the other stuff in part because the way I handled them this year – especially the livereacts – isn’t actually working for me. If it’s not working for me, it’s a sure sign it’s not working for anyone else either. I wound up doing far less with some things than anticipated too. I only recorded a few of the short stories that I’d wanted to record. Although that’s partially because my mic developed issues that took me forever to figure out. (Basically, don’t put electronics next to your mic.)

And, um, yes. That is… basically been it. I think? Did I miss anything? Tell me I didn’t miss anything!

Publications

  • Among the Glimmering Flowers
  • The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion

Patreon Story Perks:

Patreon Essays:

Completed Stories

  • RibbonDancer
  • The Sea Horse of Moezerdam

Completed Livereacts

Doctor Who:

Regal Academy:

Lost Song:

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:

Anne with an E:

My Only Love Song:

Steven Universe:

Record of Lodoss War OVA:

Princess Tutu:

Assorted non-TV-shows

Yearly Wordcount

Fiction: 207,281 words

Nonfiction: 76,517 words

When I started the year, I had one goal. Well, no. I had many, but when it comes to my total wordcount, I had just one. Well, technically it was two, but I’ll get to that. The one goal I had this year was to cut down on the amount of nonfiction writing I was doing and try to shift to writing more fiction. I know I can get a decent wordcount in a year. I just… kind of wanted the majority of that word count to be fiction.

And oh look I succeeded fantastically. My secondary goal, however, is one I failed to make because I’m not even going to try and write that many words in a day. (I mean, I could. I’ve done it in the past, but I’m not too fussed.) My secondary goal was to write 300,000 words in both fiction and nonfiction. I’m a little over 15,000 words short. And that’s okay because the main goal was to write fiction and whoot I did that! I’m really proud of myself. Is it where I want to be? Hell no, but it’s nearer to where I want to be than last year, so let’s see if I can keep up the momentum!

Odds and Ends

How about you? What’s your year contained? Good things, I hope.

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December 2018 Round-up

Posted December 30, 2018 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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This Week on Patreon (Week 50? Ish?)

Posted December 21, 2018 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

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My Patreon tends to be a fairly quiet place, but I wanted to share links to the posts that go up every week. In this case, I’m counting weeks from Saturday to Friday so anyone who wants to explore things during the weekend can do so.

Most of the posts are locked to patrons, though you’ll find at least one public post each month. Enjoy!

Public Posts

All-Patron Posts

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