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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - August 16 – 22
Time:12:01 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:
  • Well, I got 103 submissions for Pitch Wars. I will drown in submissions. I'm reading, but it's slow going!

  • People are getting notices that their copy of my book is shipping to them next week if they preordered on Amazon. Wow! That's a little scary!

  • The audio book and Kindle book have been released for preorder on Amazon as well.

  • There will be a Goodreads giveaway for my book starting next week! Five free copies are being given away by my publisher, so that's kinda cool. Sign up!

  • My nephew turned eight months old and he's crawling. WE HAVE A CRAWLER IN THE FAMILY. He's so dang cute!

  • I had dinner at Carrabba's with my mom on Sunday and slept over her house on Tuesday. It was fun--she fed me veggie burgers even!

  • I was interviewed about asexuality in YA Interrobang: Dragons Raging. Pretty great little interview!

  • I was mentioned in another two linkspams by Queenie this week: This one on sex aversion and this one on people giving ace advice.

  • The Asexual Agenda mentioned me in their linkspam for my video with Brian of A-Okay and my YA Interrobang interview.

  • I had a nice chat with my online friend Denise on the phone for the first time. We've known each other for like a couple years now but hadn't ever talked on the phone, so that changed on Sunday. I also spent some of Friday evening on the phone with Sarah. Such a phone geek.

  • I don't really talk about work very much. Well, work was heavy this week--we had to bust out a proposal quickly, and we got shortlisted on it the next day. They had also painted the office over the weekend so it's kind of a mess.

  • I ate at Panera with Jeaux this week. We went to his house to watch America's Got Talent. Had fun talking about Internet drama.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,719 for swankivy (32 new this week), 371 for JulieSondra (no change). Twitter followers: 534 for swankivy (no change), 657 for JulieSondra (36 new--yeah, it's all still Pitch Wars). Facebook: 265 friends (friended Victor's girlfriend Tia and two Pitch Wars mentor friends) and 132 followers (3 new) for swankivy, 387 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 79 likes for So You Write (1 new). Tumblr followers: 1,475 (16 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Fairy Tales in Electri-City by Francesca Lia Block. Three stars.

Currently reading: Clockwork by Philip Pullman.

Songs Sung:


The Indigo Girls: "Power of Two."

Videos Made:

None this week, but I'm going to post two next week.

Pictures Taken:

I seem to have taken zero pictures this week. It happens.

Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0484: ivy #155: can you say


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - August 9 – 15
Time:03:50 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:
  • Pitch Wars has opened for submissions! Aaaannnd I'm already drowning in them. (Apparently even though there are 20 mentors taking my category, I'm receiving at least half of the submissions. o_O) Here is the submission site if you're planning to enter with a completed manuscript.

  • My book's hardcover copies arrived at the warehouse so my copies will be coming to me very soon!

  • I posted a ton of new reviews again on Goodreads on my author account, and I became the #4 top reviewer of the week. You can add my Goodreads account if you haven't already.

  • I was mentioned in Georgia Political Review, but I never spoke to anyone there. They just lifted quotes from me and others and republished them.

  • We had a Pitch Wars–related "Ask the Mentors!" event to answer entrants' questions before submissions opened, and afterwards, Mentor Dan posted this overview, which mentions me and how apparently I am hilarious.

  • I was mentioned in two "small" linkspams by Queenie this week: This one on demisexuality and this one on aromanticism.

  • I was interviewed about my book by Brian from Everything's A-Okay video, and the cute little video is here.

  • Book club this week was a lot of fun--got more time to talk to people and there were more members there. The book we'd read was Field of Blood by Denise Mina. Some people liked it and some people didn't.

  • Victor officially has a girlfriend and I'm ridiculously happy for him.

  • I ate at Moe's with Jeaux this week. We went to his house to watch America's Got Talent and Legend of Korra. Had fun talking about Internet drama.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,687 for swankivy (12 new this week), 371 for JulieSondra (1 new). Twitter followers: 534 for swankivy (no change), 621 for JulieSondra (61 new--yeah, it's all Pitch Wars again). Facebook: 262 friends (no change) and 129 followers (no change) for swankivy, 386 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 78 likes for So You Write (1 new). Tumblr followers: 1,459 (8 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Captain Underpants #10 by Dav Pilkey. Three stars.

Currently reading: Fairy Tales in Electri-City by Francesca Lia Block.

Songs Sung:


Madonna: "Borderline."

Videos Made:

Here's the video I made with Brian where he's promoting my book on his channel:



Pictures Taken:

My book arrived at the warehouse--the hardbacks are done. My editor tweeted this picture:



I tweeted my Graze snack. Peach cobbler.



And here is my hair comparison, which I photograph on the 15th of every month to see how long it is getting.

Front: February 2014Front: August 2014
Back: February 2014Back: August 2014



Stuff Drawn:

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#0483: dax #57: about being strong


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - August 2 – 8
Time:02:16 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:
  • Pitch Wars has begun! Well, the preliminary stuff, anyway. Mentors have posted their wish lists. I'm on the blog hop. If you're an author with a completed manuscript and you're ready to query or actively looking for an agent, ENTER ENTER ENTER! (But first, this week, choose the best four mentors for you!)

  • Did some editing on my new short story and finally decided it's more or less done. Also I'm currently calling it "That Story about Fortune Cookie Girl." Charming, eh? I submitted it somewhere on Sunday, to a magazine that not only takes stories this long BUT likes stuff that criticizes tropes and rises above genre. Well, maybe they'll like it.

  • I posted a ton of new reviews this week on Goodreads and had a ball because, well, I was reviewing books I read more than ten years ago and I got to the part where I got to review every Animorphs book. Did 'em all in two days. :)

  • I wrote a few pieces/answered a few sets of questions for upcoming pieces that will be featured around my book release. If anyone reading this wants to do a piece about my asexuality book on a blog somewhere around the first week of September, tell me!

  • Redecorated my apartment for Lughasadh this week, finally. (I was late.) Now my apartment looks appropriately late-summery.

  • I ate at New York's Best Pizza with Jeaux this week. We went to his house to watch America's Got Talent and listen to Night Vale.

  • I was in one of the "coffee break" videos for Pitch Wars. We're cute.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,675 for swankivy (31 new this week), 370 for JulieSondra (3 new). Twitter followers: 534 for swankivy (2 new), 560 for JulieSondra (69 new--yeah, it's pretty much all Pitch Wars). Facebook: 262 friends (no change) and 129 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 385 likes for JulieSondra (3 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 77 likes for So You Write (3 new). Tumblr followers: 1,451 (5 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Field of Blood by Denise Mina. Three stars.

Currently reading: Captain Underpants #10 by Dav Pilkey.

Songs Sung:


Evermore: "Light Surrounding You."

Videos Made:

None, but here's the Pitch Wars mentor video I was in:



Pictures Taken:

Me in bed reading eating Pop Rocks. I know, I'm ridiculous.



Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0482: ivy #154: don't like the words


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - July 26 – August 1
Time:01:54 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:
  • I had an interview with a media person from Vox Media this week, but I don't know when the interview will be posted. Soon, probably. It's just about asexuality and my book.

  • My narrator has been cast for my audio book! Audible assigned me a lady narrator named Reay Kaplan. Here's her other work.

  • I'm gearing up for PITCH WARS, which is a fantastic contest I was part of last year. I'm a mentor in the contest and I'm encouraging agent-seeking authors with a completed manuscript to apply to me when the contest opens. I got selected randomly to be a featured mentor on a video interview, so I did the group video chat interview this weekend and it was a blast. Sometime next week I think, our videos will be released and you'll get to see me talking the Adult category with host Tonya Kuper and other Adult mentors Eden Plantz and Amy Reichert.

  • Went to the doctor one more time. They said I have a vitamin D deficiency. Hooray, more pills to take.

  • I ate at Five Guys with Jeaux this week. We went to his house to watch the first live shows of America's Got Talent because we are still nerds, and watched some Legend of Korra: Book 3.

  • The Asexual Agenda featured me in their linkspam for my post on "but babies!" And Queenie listed me in a linkspam about sex aversion and sex repulsion.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,644 for swankivy (22 new this week), 367 for JulieSondra (1 new). Twitter followers: 532 for swankivy (lost 3; maybe the same 3 who followed me last week?), 491 for JulieSondra (no change). Facebook: 262 friends (friended a couple PW mentors) and 128 followers (no change) for swankivy, 382 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 74 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 1,446 (10 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Real Ultimate Power by Robert Hamburger. Four stars.

Currently reading: Field of Blood by Denise Mina.

Songs Sung:


The Moody Blues: "Your Wildest Dreams."

Videos Made:


Julie Sondra on Content Theft

Pictures Taken:

I was taking a picture to illustrate my Pitch Wars mentor bio and sprinkled a too much fairy dust, I think.



Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0481: adele #101: i'll show them


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - July 19 – July 25
Time:02:45 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:
  • This was kind of an uneventful week for me. I spent a lot of time writing reviews of books I read as a teenager. Finally got up to 1995 this week.

  • Got my book jacket design! Here it is.

  • Talked to my sister and my friend Sarah on the phone over the weekend. I love marathon chats.

  • Finally started applying some of the editing I got from early readers on my short story, but I still don't know what the crap to name it.

  • And finally finished processing the subtitles on a video from when I went to Canada. (Transcribing and timing subtitles on a video that's over an hour long is extremely boring. I'd done all the transcribing weeks ago and just couldn't bring myself to time it.)

  • I ate at IHOP with Jeaux this week. We went to his house to watch America's Got Talent because we're nerds, and watched some Legend of Korra: Book 3.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,622 for swankivy (29 new this week), 366 for JulieSondra (3 new). Twitter followers: 535 for swankivy (3 new), 491 for JulieSondra (6 new). Facebook: 260 friends (no change) and 128 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 381 likes for JulieSondra (3 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 74 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 1,436 (10 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty. Five stars.

Currently reading: Real Ultimate Power by Robert Hamburger.

Songs Sung:


Linda Scott: "I've Told Every Little Star."

Videos Made:

None, but I'm soon participating in a really cool collab project!

Pictures Taken:

Kind of goofy photo where I was relishing being mean about all the mistakes I was finding on a document I had to edit at work:



And the day I held my pants up with office supplies:



Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0480: adele #100: bigger than flying


So You Write comic:


#38: Hater Love


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - July 12 – July 18
Time:12:41 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:


  • Went to Metrocon with Victor on Saturday dressed as The Maxx and Julie Winters. We don't have any pictures. Because we are amazingly short-sighted apparently. (Still hoping someone else's pictures of us will show up online.)

  • Mike visited me from Saturday night to Tuesday morning. We made our own pizza, watched a Chess concert DVD, went out to Japanese food, watched House, and caught up on life news.

  • Went to the doctor yet again and allowed them to abscond with bodily fluid from my veins.

  • I ate at Moe's with Jeaux this week. We listened to Welcome to Night Vale and watched some Legend of Korra: Book 3.

  • I went to a local book club for the first time and met some neighborhood readers. We went out to dinner afterwards. The book we were discussing was Odd Thomas by Koontz, which I'd read the week before. It was fun! I'm going again next month.

  • I got a tiny plug on Kink Your Kindle by Violet Blue, who's one of my awesome blurbers. Violet is going to promote my book more when it's out.

  • Mark Carrigan's review of my book has now appeared on The Sociological Imagination.

  • Lara at Examiner.com wrote some stuff about my book, though it's just recycled content and I wasn't involved. It's also got a surprising number of muddy details--mentions my release date being "sometime in September" despite its release date being available, gets the name of my publisher slightly wrong, incorrectly suggests I used to think I had a psychological or hormonal problem because of my asexuality, and mentions the preorder's availability to "Amazon customers" (which implies that's the only place to get it, even though it's available for preorder at all major retailers).

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,593 for swankivy (44 new this week), 363 for JulieSondra (4 new). Twitter followers: 532 for swankivy (3 new), 485 for JulieSondra (7 new). Facebook: 260 friends (no change) and 127 followers (lost 2--wtf) for swankivy, 378 likes for JulieSondra (3 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 74 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 1,426 (8 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg. Three stars.

Currently reading: The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty.

Songs Sung:


America: "Sister Golden Hair."

Videos Made:

None, thank goodness.

Pictures Taken:

I got Mike to take my picture at the Japanese restaurant eating tofu and I look drunk:



And it's the week for the haircut comparison, so:

February 2014
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July 2014
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February 2014
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July 2014
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Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0479: ivy #153: that guy


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - July 5 – July 11
Time:03:42 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:

So first, a storm of places I was featured for some reason:



Non-featurey news:

  • I signed books for the first time--just the ARCs I sent to the contest winners. It was weird though.

  • I sent a new short story to a couple beta readers. It's still a pretty rough story and I don't know how I feel about it or what its final title will be, so I haven't listed it anywhere on my "official" pages.

  • I got ultrasound results back and according to the lady who called me, I have some kind of very tiny fibroid, which they think couldn't be the cause of my problem. I looked up the symptoms and they sound like my symptoms though, so I don't know what that's supposed to mean. (Maybe it's just so small that that shouldn't be happening? No idea.)

  • I ate at IHOP with Jeaux this week. We watched some America's Got Talent.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,549 for swankivy (28 new this week), 359 for JulieSondra (2 new). Twitter followers: 529 for swankivy (4 new), 478 for JulieSondra (12 new). Facebook: 260 friends (2 new) and 129 followers (2 new) for swankivy, 375 likes for JulieSondra (6 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 74 likes for So You Write (1 new). Tumblr followers: 1,418 (11 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. Five stars.

Currently reading: Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg.

Songs Sung:


Elton John: "Daniel."

Videos Made:

None, thank goodness.

Pictures Taken:

Here's a picture from May 31 at the after party to my sister's wedding that I hadn't gotten to see 'til now 'cause it cropped up on Facebook and I got tagged:



Me signing my first book:



What I wrote:



When my mom had me try on a jacket she'd bought for Jeaux:



My co-worker accidentally sent his timesheet to the large plotter printer instead of the regular one, so I made him sign it:



Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0478: adele #99: good thing you're here


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - June 28 – July 4
Time:02:53 am
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:


  • Obviously the Canada trip was a big deal. I was a panelist for the Asexual Leadership Q&A session and for the Asexual Visibility Content Creation session, and I attended but did not present at the History of Asexuality panel, the (A)romantic Identities panel, and the LGBTQ Communities discussion. My writeup of the event on my writer blog has a bunch of details!

  • It was also my first "book event," sort of. I held a drawing to win Advance Reading Copies of my book. About 50 people entered, and tons of people stopped to talk to me. Many were very, very excited about the book!

  • And I went on Canadian national television. Here is the short CTV segment of me talking about the conference and asexuality in general.

  • As if that wasn't enough, I also got another piece published. This week my article "'Enjoy Your Houseful of Cats': On Being an Asexual Woman" was published in The Toast. (It was accepted in April, but just published on July 2.) You guys have to see the comments on this one. They're beautiful. No assholes! (Make sure you read my blog post from my writer blog to see my reflections on finally getting nice comments!)

  • AND AND AND . . . the audio rights to my book sold! (And my agent said the price Audible agreed to is unusually good!) So yes, there will be an audio book.

  • A new late blurb has surfaced: Violet Blue blurbed for me and you can read it at the bottom of the book's page. Really excited about Violet Blue because she's super popular and plans to boost the hell out of the book.

  • I got a mention in The Asexual Agenda's Linkspam again.

  • "I Fell in Love With an Asexual," an article in xoJane, was kind of crap but linked to my "Letters to an Asexual" series as a resource.

  • I had to go to the doctor twice AGAIN. I have had two more procedures--ultrasounds this time. Still diagnostic stuff and it's annoying. Just trying to rule out bad stuff for what's causing me mild pain.

  • I ate at Five Guys with Jeaux this week. We listened to the Night Vale episode and watched some America's Got Talent. Soon we'll be seeing the live shows, yay.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,521 for swankivy (31 new this week), 357 for JulieSondra (5 new). Twitter followers: 525 for swankivy (14 new), 466 for JulieSondra (11 new). Facebook: 258 friends (4 new--I think actually I got 5 this week but someone apparently defriended me. I added some folks from Pride) and 127 followers (2 new) for swankivy, 369 likes for JulieSondra (5 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 73 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 1,407 (28 new).



Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman. Four stars.

Currently reading: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.

Songs Sung:


Alanis Morissette: "Head Over Feet."

Videos Made:


Asexual Leadership Q&A



Asexual Visibility and Content Creation



Conference Wrap-Up and Book Drawing


I'm also in the audience of the (A)romantic Identities panel, and I speak a few times, but this is not a video uploaded by me.

And don't forget to watch me on CTV News!

Pictures Taken:

There is a new Asexuality World Conference 2014 Album to look at them all, but here are a few:

Me doing my book table:



Me on the Ace Leadership panel:



Selfies with a couple other awesome activists--Cole and Sara Beth:



Tea and Cake:



One of my fangirls, haha (she kind of screamed when she met me):



Southie in the hotel room, so tired she was practically drunk:



And, unrelated to the conference, me with the cupcake I got myself for getting published again:



Stuff Drawn:

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#0477: weaver #58: a successful spell


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - June 21 – June 27
Time:09:15 pm
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:

  • I am off to Canada! Leaving the country for the first time in ten years, I spent Friday flying to Toronto. (And there was a lot of nonsense and miscommunication that made getting into the hotel very frustrating, but I digress.)

  • New blurbs and a new review have surfaced: Carol Queen blurbed, and Mark Carrigan is done with my book. Their blurbs are now on the book's page and the longer review by Mark is on his website.

  • Got my second advance check from the asexuality book. Hooray.

  • Redecorated for midsummer over the weekend! Everything's summery now, with themes of shells and weddings, summer fruits, and full bloom.

  • Got to see my mom and hang out; we ate some GrillSmith food and just caught up on everything.

  • I wrote sort of a little short story on the plane. I didn't want to write it with my phone--tedious!--so I ended up taking the one piece of paper I had and covering it with scrawling. :)

  • Participated in Dahlia Adler's blog hop for her book release. She collected our posts here. Her book is called Behind the Scenes so we were all posting "behind the scenes" blog posts about behind the scenes of something in our own lives. It was fun. :)

  • The Pitch Wars Mentor List for August this year is up, and I am on it.

  • A book blogger at The Bibliophibian is reading a review copy of my book and is excited about it.

  • I got mentioned on The Asexual Agenda's linkspam because of my mention in TIME.

  • I had to go to the doctor twice (once for the initial appointment to complain about my hip like an old person, and once for X-rays). And I'll get to have the pleasure of returning four more times for other procedures. Woo.

  • I ate at Burger 21 with Jeaux this week. Then we watched some America's Got Talent and silly YouTube videos.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,490 for swankivy (35 new this week), 352 for JulieSondra (2 new). Twitter followers: 511 for swankivy (7 new), 455 for JulieSondra (35 new). Facebook: 254 friends (2 new--both really old friends, Chris and Mark) and 125 followers (no change) for swankivy, 364 likes for JulieSondra (2 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 73 likes for So You Write (2 new). Tumblr followers: 1,379 (13 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur by Francesca Lia Block. Two stars.

Currently reading: Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.

Songs Sung:


The Eagles: "Hotel California."

Videos Made:


Julie Sondra on Rejection


Pictures Taken:

Me "practicing" for my table at the Asexuality Conference, looking scholarly with my glasses on:



My second advance check:



Share a Coke: Jeaux found this in a vending machine and was required to get it for me.



I took the cute purse Kari made me on its maiden voyage!



Once in my hotel room in Canada, I was actually hot, so I had to turn on the A/C and could barely believe it.



And I got some Canadian currency. Maybe now they'll think I'm One Of Them.



And I was hungry and didn't want to eat crappy ramen noodles or candy bars from the hotel lobby, so I . . . braved going outside in a foreign city in a foreign country and FOUND SOME SUSHI and did not get lost getting back to my hotel! (I know it's a silly thing to celebrate, but look how proud of myself I am!)



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#0476: ivy #152: making splashes


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Subject:The State of the Swankivy - June 14 – June 20
Time:02:48 pm
Current Mood:artisticartistic
The week in review:

  • Short story "Your Terms" was published in Timeless Tales. It's pretty cool, and only 2,000 words; look for it at the end of the magazine.

  • My book was excerpted in TIME Magazine--but I was very put off by the errors/misleading statements they attached to it, so I didn't really share it around. They listed writing credits I don't have (said I have "written for" magazines I've only been interviewed in), and said my book talks about how asexual people can "become sexual." Yeah, not kidding. My publicist tried to get them to fix it but they wouldn't call her back. I discussed what's wrong with the article in more detail on my site where I link it. Other than that, yeah, it's awesome to get an excerpt in TIME. It was also linked on Facebook, where it was subjected to dozens of mocking and dismissive comments of course, and I got harassed on Twitter by someone who said asexuality is just a symptom of misogyny and it's irresponsible of me to not consider that that's the case (oh and also I need to consider that it's correlated with autism). So, ho hum. The usual.

  • I finished writing a new short story and I think I'll call it "Heels Over Head." It's not finalized yet so I haven't made a page for it or whatever.

  • I'm starting to get reviews for my book on Goodreads:


  • I've gotten a second blurb in so I decided to add a "reviews/blurbs" section to my page for the book on my author site.

  • My latest newsletter went out this past week. If you aren't subscribed and you want to be, sign up here. If you just want to look at past newsletters, I made an option for that! Go to my newsletter's page on my author site and scroll down to read all four previous issues.

  • I made an Asexual Bingo flier to take with me to the conference next week.

  • I'm in the press release for the Asexuality Conference at WorldPride.

  • Lindsay's Wedding photo album is up; I just collected a few pictures from the public Facebook photos of the event (some of which are pro photos) and combined them with the ones I took and the photos from the surrounding visit with P's family.

  • I got to see Dad and Lindsay this week and we ate at New York's Best Pizza while looking at the wedding photos. It was pretty great.

  • Baby Ash, my nephew, is SIX MONTHS OLD and holy crap I'm going to die. I can't believe he's been here six months.

  • I ate at Chili's with Jeaux this week. Then we listened to Night Vale and watched some America's Got Talent.

  • YouTube subscribers: 3,455 for swankivy (25 new this week), 350 for JulieSondra (4 new). Twitter followers: 504 for swankivy (8 new), 420 for JulieSondra (2 new). Facebook: 252 friends (no change) and 125 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 362 likes for JulieSondra (11 new), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 71 likes for So You Write (1 new). Tumblr followers: 1,366 (1 new).


Books Read:

Read and reviewed (click to read the review): Captain Underpants #9 by Dav Pilkey. Three stars.

Currently reading: Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur by Francesca Lia Block.

Songs Sung:


Weird Al: "You Don't Love Me Anymore."

Videos Made:


Asexuality at WorldPride


Pictures Taken:

Only thing new this week is my hair comparison I take once a month:

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But here are a few of the cutest wedding pictures I didn't have until this week (though you can see my whole abbreviated collection at my site:




Stuff Drawn:

Negative One comic:


#0475: weaver #57: since the moon


New doodle of Ingrid for my crit partner (a happy birthday silly thing):



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