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Another month, another look at my upcoming plans! October will be, uh, interesting. Like so many months this year, it will be filled with all the interesting things I can think of and all the stressful things I can think of too.

This Month's Goals
I Want to Read:

  • Moar HEX comparisons! (And, um, yes. How about we say that I’d like to be at least halfway through the book by the end of the month?)

I Want to Write:

  • Moar fiction! Ideally the DemiPrincess story now that I have a better idea of what to do with it, but I may detour into something shorter if it seems like something I can finish quickly.
  • Lots of blog posts to be saved in advance.
  • Those darned print editions!

So October sees another very vague set of instructions, as you can see. They still seem to be working decently, so lets see how they go. Ideally, what I’d like to accomplish in October is a good chunk of blog posts, finalising those print editions at last, and a good chunk of writing, giving all the peripheral stuff I’m working on at the same time. Juggling and time management!

In fairness, the print editions should be close to done. FBF only needs one more digital pass and for me to figure out what is going wrong with the cover when I save it as a pdf. A Promise Broken will (hopefully) need as much work, so neither of those projects should take that long. Once I figure out the issues with the pdf saving, that is.

Readingwise, I just want to make progress on the posts for HEX. Most of the blog posts I want to do are ones that’ll take up a fair bit of time, though. The HEX comparisons take me a couple of hours each. Still, I’m looking forward to it and to preparing more content to be scheduled in advance. It does mean that the summer hiatus will shift/has shifted over into an autumn hiatus and will likely become a winter hiatus as well, though. Ah, well. I admit I could probably use it, much as it galls me. I’ll have to remember to turn relevant Twitter threads into posts, though, so they live on outside of Twitter and/or Storify as well.

But onward to October’s goals! May I somehow manage another one of those ridiculous 20k+ days. O_O

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lynnoconnacht: A brown-haired girl in a gingham dress looking at the viewer over her shoulder. (!Me blue default)

A blue gradient with a bubbly background and the text "Sea Foam and Silence"

Sea Foam and Silence is a free verse webserial that updates in one-poem instalments every Monday and Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.

Bless the prince, but he’s really not making a good impression, is he? Thankfully, our intrepid little no-longer-a-mermaid is around to help smoothe things over!

Well, kind of. Also the princess apparently fishes. And she likes dancing. Yay, our mermaid is making another friend! Also cliffs. Note: Walking along cliff edges may, in fact, be very dangerous. Use common sense when walking along cliff edges in any season, not just winter.

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lynnoconnacht: A brown-haired girl in a gingham dress looking at the viewer over her shoulder. (!Me blue default)

A blue gradient with a bubbly background and the text "Sea Foam and Silence"

Sea Foam and Silence is a free verse webserial that updates in one-poem instalments every Monday and Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.

Our mermaid is having a bit more trouble fitting in here than she did at the prince’s castle. I’m sure the weather isn’t really doing her any favours.

Also she doesn’t really do well with crowds, does our mermaid. But hey she’s trying to be optimistic about it all, that counts for something, right?

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lynnoconnacht: A brown-haired girl in a gingham dress looking at the viewer over her shoulder. (!Me blue default)

A blue gradient with a bubbly background and the text "Sea Foam and Silence"

Sea Foam and Silence is a free verse webserial that updates in one-poem instalments every Monday and Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.

Well! It looks like our mermaid isn’t sea foam, after all. So where will her adventure go next, I wonder? Why, it goes beyond the endless, of course, to the princess her prince is betrothed to wed.

We all know how he feels about getting married, don’t we? This isn’t going to end badly at all.

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Today we’re doing something slightly different on the blog, though it’s something that I hope to do more of in future. It’s a book review revisit for a promo post! This one in particular is for the rerelease of The Second Mango.

So far, most all of the promos I’ve done have been in discussion with the author and in conjunction with a guest post or interview with them and has usually featured me trying to sound professional and smart. Today we’re just doing a shiny “Hey, this book exists!” type of post WITH ALL OF THE GEEKING. And then I want to do more of them this way, so I can share more shinies! AND GEEK OUT ABOUT BOOKS. And hopefully so things don’t get quite as lost as they do on Twitter. (This may or may not fail. I always worry people will have it when I geek out about things because they feel like I shouldn’t get to geek out. Or something. My brain is weird.)

Anyway! Today’s post, then, is about The Second Mango by Shira Glassman. This is a book I’ve read before and liked a lot. I loved the story and the characters. And the rights have recently reverted to the author and now the first of this four book series (six if you count both short story collections!) has been rereleased with an amazing new cover!

The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

Look! Isn’t it gorgeous? I know this one here is tiny (so click to embiggen), but IT HAS SHULAMIT ON THE COVER. SHULAMIT IS THE BESTEST, LOVELIEST, GEEKIEST PRINCESS. She’s also queer and Jewish and it is just wonderful and adorable and so fluffy. And also Rivka is demisexual and I will forever love Rivka for being a demisexual deuteragonist, especially one who is also heteroromantic. <3 ALL THE LOVE.

*comes back 600 words or so later* Uh. Actually, I should, uh, include a description somewhere. I think. Descriptions are good. Here, have a description:

Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she’s also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she’s the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody thinks she’s faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.

Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that’s okay — Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior’s willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.

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Welcome back to another instalment of “Why am I doing this again?” better known as “Lynn watches the American dub of the original Sailor Moon series for the very first time”.

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lynnoconnacht: A brown-haired girl in a gingham dress looking at the viewer over her shoulder. (!Me blue default)

A blue gradient with a bubbly background and the text "Sea Foam and Silence"

Sea Foam and Silence is a free verse webserial that updates in one-poem instalments every Monday and Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.

And now… the question we’ve all been waiting to see answered. Will our intrepid mermaid become sea foam or will she stay human?*drum rolls*

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lynnoconnacht: A brown-haired girl in a gingham dress looking at the viewer over her shoulder. (!Me blue default)

A blue gradient with a bubbly background and the text "Sea Foam and Silence"

Sea Foam and Silence is a free verse webserial that updates in one-poem instalments every Monday and Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.

Apart from things the mermaid will miss, there are also things that she’s like to have done in future and…

Here’s a list of all the things she can think of. We’re approaching the end, people!

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Welcome back once again to another instalment of Design Adventures! This time we’re tackling the third (I think it’s the third) set of proofs for A Promise Broken. I’d say we’re getting close to the end of finally releasing it, but I may have to disappoint you. So let’s just dive straight in and see what we’ve got!

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