Under Attack…

I’m quite shook by this actually. I saw it over a week ago now, but decided I’d wait to voice anything, it has stuck with me all through this week, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so here it is, me voicing something;

So, there is a tumblr post, that is currently being shared on Facebook, which basically states that asexuality (demisexual in particular) does not exist. I read it through curiosity and came away from it angry. Angry at the post, especially angry at the person who shared the post, I thought about it all night, then when I woke up I found that the Asexual Group I am apart of had made itself a closed group instead of an open page. When I looked further into this I found out it was because people  were joining the page to make fun of and abusing the asexual community on there.

I am both disgusted and angry by this.

Now I understand that the LGBT community feels as if us asexuals don’t have it as hard as they do, I mean who has ever been kicked out for not wanting to have sex..? But, equally, when you come out as gay, or lesbian, bisexual people know what that is, oh you like the same sex, oh you like the opposite sex, oh you like both sexes when you come out as asexual, I’ve found the first response is What? followed, after an explanation by but how can you not want sex. Which, honestly I find quite hard to answer, I mean, I’ve never wanted sex, How Can You Want Sex? but this is not all.

You still get made fun off.

There is still people who don’t understand and don’t accept.

There are still people who suggest that you haven’t found the right person, or that you haven’t had good enough sex yet.

Aphobia exists.

There are 43,833 people in the Asexual group.

Asexuality is valid.

Just because you don’t understand it, or you don’t want to believe it doesn’t make it go away.

I’d recommend four books, two my own, one my friends and one amazing,
The Asexual Equation
Ely, Jesse and Robin’s Guide to Asexuality
Numinous by Finlay Harper
How to be a Normal Person by TJ Klune

 

R.J.

 

 

 

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Congrats to my friend Finlay!

So, I know I kind of fell off the face of the universe, but, I have been hard at work and 2017 will be my year! My FIRST book has been published! Numinous University was a new start for Caleb, new people, new life, and a chance to be openly asexual. When his flatmate, Isaac […]

via Where have I been…. — asexual.co.uk

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#TAA #KINDLESCOUT #2DAYSLEFT

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There’s just 2 days left to nominate That Awkward Age on Kindle Scout!
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#TAA on Kindle Scout

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You can nominate That Awkward Age here!https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/SYP95L2YVPJJ

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#RC

Nominate Rainbow Connection Kindle Scout! 

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One Year On…

So, my one year publishing holiday is coming very quickly to an end. I have just sent my first 2016 book to Kindle Scout, to be considered for a publishing contract, I will be informed in a few days of its campaign date, but, I’m more amazed that it has already been an year. 

Last year, I published On Tour and declared that my last for the next 365 days. I’m more impressed with the fact that I’ve kept to it. I started the year off with an intention, to reedit all my books (work in progress!), to rewrite Gay Brigade and Casey (bigger work in progress!), and to stop taking low starred reviews so harshly (COMPLETED!). Instead, I have decided on, and finished That Awkward Age, which will be released in November, I have started a 4-part drag series ‘The Rose Quartet’, which includes Rose, Jasmine, Cherry Blossom and Daisy and I came up with a completely new idea, the one that will be published this month Rainbow Connection. 

More information will follow for each of these books.

R.J

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#RC

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August 25, 2016 · 5:35 pm

Rainbow Connection

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So, I am over halfway with #RC and feel confident, now, that it will reach it’s publication date. So, it felt the appropriate time to do a cover reveal, and an explantion.

Rainbow Connection is a selection of 7-stories. The idea was first conceived from wanting to write a story without using sexuality labels. I simply wanted to write a love story without having to use the word gay, just like in straight stories where they never mention the word straight. I figured, whilst writing the first instalment of the story that I wanted to take it further, and removed all LGBTQA+ words from all of these stories, so, these stories are about 7 boys, some are in relationships, some aren’t, most of them like boys, they all have a journey to go on, and all attend a the same support group, Rainbow Connection.

 

R.J.

 

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Finding more new places to write

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Its quite well known that I love finding new places to write, and it’s probably quite obvious that I have a love for water also.

For the last 10 days I have been expeditions around Hungary and it has had its highs and it’s lows but I did it, I’ve reached the last day, and what I’ve found whilst traveling not around Hungary is, for a land locked country, a lot of water. Fountains, water displays and even a full grown lake, (one of the biggest in Europe).

Ive become aware that water inspires me like nothing else. I find something so relaxing and so carefree about water, that I find it’s easy to write by. We were told we had to keep a journal as we traveled around the country, something I find rather difficult to do, I write fiction what more do you want me to say! I have attempted to keep up with my journal but a scene or two have been peeking through and a whole lot of inspiration has been brewing to write when I return to the UK.

Whilst here, I’ve read 3 books, Grand and Humble (Brent Hartinger), Angel Kermony and Sydney’s Spaceship (Jo Banks). I plan to read Paper Towns (John Green) on the flight home, and hopefully 3 Truths and a Lie (Brent Hartinger) as well. Each of these have helped with the inspiration of course. I unfortunately managed to break my kindle around day 5 but, I fought on reading them on the kindle app!

This photo was taken on the island between Buda and Pest, Margitsziget, where there is a regular fountain show with music and very talented water! I think I’ve decided this is my favourite place in Hungary, and definitely my favourite place to write.

R.J

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An attempt to blog more..

So, I’ve been informed that right now, I probably need to blog more (this I do agree with!) so, first, my reason; 

I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been in this loop! I can’t release anything new, until it’s been edited, it can’t be edited until I write it, I can’t write it until I’ve finished the other 20 stories on the go! 

But, I shall make the effort to blog more. 

So, an RJ update! 
I am currently;

  • Writing a 7-story book, featuring a spectrum of sexualities, no labels included.
  • Rewriting Casey
  • Rewriting Gay Brigade #1
  • Writing a boyfriend trilogy (with another person!
  • Attempting some kind of editorial structure 
  • Coming out of a tremendous writers block 
  • Re-reading older books of my own
  • Failing to keep on top of social media
  • Reading a lot of my favourite authors books
  • Wondering whether to keep on publishing
  • Planning my publishing dates (10th September, 20th October, 22nd November)
  • Trying to keep on top of big days for FREE sales (4th July is coming!)
  • Running out of names for my MCs
  • Loving my 7-story book! 
  • Hating not being able to share the cover or title yet! 
  • Attempting to blog more…

R.J.

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